21 Nov RAA shows animated film Loving Vincent on December 5
Made in 2017, Loving Vincent tells the story of Van Gogh’s tragic death and how he was shot. What makes the film remarkable is the 65,000 animated frames compiled to tell the story. Each frame is hand-painted in oil in the style of Van Gogh. It took a total of 125 painters and 10 years to complete the project.
As Susan Wioszczyna wrote on Roger Eber.com, “Their visual experiment is intensely mesmerizing to watch as Van Gogh’s familiar stars radiate in the nighttime skies, flickering halos hover around candles, a river pulses with shimmery waves, rain falls like strips of rectangular confetti in shades of black and gray and golden wheat waltzes in fields. . . . But this electric surge is more than just window dressing. It captures the very reason why Van Gogh, whose genius was mostly unsung during his brief life, is often considered the father of modern art.”
The screening of the film is part of RAA’s monthly membership meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.