Perhaps you’ve heard, but an amazing film chronicling the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh is revolutionizing the definition of cinematography — the art of filmmaking. When can you catch a view of this historic film?
Breakthru Productions is making major waves throughout the art and film worlds with a monumental cinema project that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. “Loving Vincent” is “an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh” the production company suggested. “The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.”
So far the film might sound like your typical documentary on one of the most studied individuals in art history. However, the revolutionary catch is how the film is being produced. “Loving Vincent” is the world’s first feature-length film made entirely through painted animation. In other words, every frame in the film is an oil painting on canvas, using the same techniques that Van Gogh used himself.
Hundreds of painters have worked tirelessly for years to construct the film, which will also include detailed views of Van Gogh’s original works. Here’s a tantalizing taste of what’s to come. Stay tuned!

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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