It is unique as it is the world’s first fully
painted animation feature film.
Moreover, it is in the style of painting of
its subject, Vincent van Gough.
His distinctive and powerful brush strokes
capture every second of its action.
1965, the life of this artist was presented in a
movie, Lust for Life, directed by
Irvin Stone and starring Kirk Douglas and Antony
Winner of many Oscars, this movie was a
shattering and humbling experience.
I have never forgotten it.
Now I will never forget Loving Vincent
because the entire movie is an animated painting by
van Gough, the same strokes, the same brilliant
colours and the same perspectives on the world
The storyboard for the movie was created by
works Van Gogh had painted, which were then
modified for the screen.
These ranged from simple alterations to
re-imaginings incorporating different weather
effects or time of day.
In total 65,000 frames were painted by 125
artists as an oil painting, although the process of
transferring them to film proved difficult with only
1,000 surviving the process.