Loving Vincent is an animated film that explores the death of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, who died in 1890. Numerous oil paintings, produced by more than one hundred artists, will be displayed at a rate of twelve frames per second to bring the story to motion.
Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, Helen McCrory, and Douglas Booth, are among actors who will feature in the film. I can’t find a release date as yet, but if the trailer is anything to go by, it’ll be worth looking out for.
If you’re yet to view the actual paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, as opposed to photos or footage of the works, now might be a good time… it seems a synthetically-made paint that the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist made use of, is now resulting in a discolouration of the same artworks, causing some hues to turn white.
Also known as red lead, plumbonacrite is suspected to be one of the first synthetically-made paints known to man, and van Gogh was a particular fan of the stuff. In many of his paintings he used bold colors – including the red hue – which apparently degrades like a Gobstopper candy when exposed to light.
Two German art historians, who have spent 10 years reviewing the police investigations, witness accounts and the artists’ letters, argue that Gauguin, a fencing ace, most likely sliced off the ear with his sword during a fight, and the two artists agreed to hush up the truth.