Do you enjoy visiting museums?
I certainly do and I love to study creative work from talented artists. I admire them.
The first time I visited an art museum was in college when I enrolled in an Art History course. Our semester end project was to chose a museum on the required list, and then our assignment would be given to us. I chose the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and was assigned a Dutch painter. I located my artist and his painting in the museum, and then made notes on style, and technique. I loved this assignment because it was somewhat similar to a treasure hunt!
Here’s my personal opinion: Art History projects are important since they encourage students to investigate and analyze visual work and then refine the process into a clear written and sometimes oral record. As a writer, I love this process. You can think of it in the same way as how math people love to solve those endless equations.
So imagine how I felt when I discovered this film project called Loving Vincent . It’s the world’s first painting animation film. Loving Vincent is a beautiful creative endeavor that is worthy of sharing and passing along to you, especially because I’d love for this movie to come out worldwide so others can enjoy it. I’m not familiar with how or why movies are not able to be showcased worldwide, but I hope it becomes available.
The movie is directed by DOROTA KOBIELA & HUGH WELCHMAN. The undertaking of the film is amazing as it consists entirely of 66,960 paintings from various artists. It’s an incredible undertaking when you combine these paintings to CGI effects, and professional actors.
Some of the actors starring in this film are: Saoirse Ronan (Oscar Nominee Brooklyn), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter) and Douglas Booth (Noah).
Enjoy this behind-the-scene short film and let me know your thoughts. It runs about 6:30 minutes long.
Have a great weekend!
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