Loving Vincent - Preliminary Animation Painting (oil on board) - First edition - (2017)

Loving Vincent - Preliminary Animation Painting (oil on board) - First edition - (2017)
Anna Kluza - Very fine - 1 Original artwork - BreakThru Films

This is a amazing hand-painted preliminary painting (oil on board) made for the production of the first ever completely handpainted animation film "Loving Vincent", (BreakThru Films). The painters involved in this project first had to adapt to the style of Vincent van Gogh, and were then educated as "animators". Loving Vincent began development in 2008, and involved several years of testing and training before painting on the shots used in the final film began. This painting is from one of the early "tests" from 2015.

The artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by representatives of the BreakThru Films company, producer of this film.

Loving Vincent is a 2017 biographical animated drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film. It is written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. The development was funded by the Polish Film Institute, and partially through a Kickstarter campaign.

The film premiered at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar.

The film-makers chose to use classically trained painters over traditional animators. Welchman stated that he wanted to avoid animators who had "personalised styles" and instead opted for people who "were very pure oil painters. In total there were 125 painters responsible for the animation. This was more than initially envisioned and was due to a difficulty in obtaining funding, resulting in a shorter schedule for the crew to work within. There were, in total, about 5,000 applicants, many of whom became interested after watching an online "recruitment teaser" for the project.

Lot details
Original artwork
No. of items
Loving Vincent
Preliminary Animation Painting (oil on board)
Year oldest item
Very fine
First edition
BreakThru Films
Anna Kluza
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