Everybody loves Vincent

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the upcoming biopic on Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, it is probably worth a thousand frames, or more. The idea for Loving Vincent, the first animation feature film to be made entirely with paintings, came from the artist’s own words. Slated for release in 2016 and produced by BreakThru Films, best known for their Oscar-winning short Peter and the Wolf (2006), the film draws upon one of the last letters that Vincent wrote to his brother Theo and which was found on the painter’s body after his tragic death. Van Gogh’s words — “…we cannot speak other than by our paintings” — perhaps betray his faith in the power of the form he practised. But more importantly, in the context of the film, they draw attention to the subjectivity of the artist and how it

Article source: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/biopic-on-dutch-painter-vincent-van-gogh/article8656463.ece

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