Category Archives: Painting/Drawing

Vincent Through the Eyes of Van Gogh!

We have seen so many innovative and creative styles of films in the past few years, but this one is a mind blowing work of art in the history of cinema! The creative and incredibly talented team of Loving Vincent brought Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings back to life in a long feature film directed by Polish painter and director Dorota Kobiela and Oscar-winning producer Hugh Welchman. This film is the resulting work of a large crew, composed of 100 painters trained to work on the same method of painting, in order to create the homogeneity of the film. It is also produced by Oscar-winning studios: Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.

Loving Vincent tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh’s life through his animated paintings. It is worth mentioning that are 12 oil paintings per second in the movie.

Also read: Vermeer and Van Gogh visiting the Lebanese University

The creators are looking for talented painters to join their team, and they are inviting them to submit their art portfolio through their website.

As Van Gogh once said:

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”

and that’s the case of this piece of art that we’re impatiently waiting for.

Post written by Nadine Asmar

 

Vermeer and Van Gogh visiting the Lebanese University

Photos of Johannes Vermeer‘s 1665 masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Vincent Van Gogh‘s self-portrait mixed together in one painting were trending on Facebook. What seem to be a real painting or maybe a photography of a painting is actually a lively scene created from scratch by the Students of the Lebanese University – Institute of Fine Arts – Section 1 in Hadath on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Institute of Fine Arts.

The painting is a lively scene with real materials and real people acting as Van Gogh and the Girl with a Pearl Earring, wearing the same clothes as the ones represented in the paintings, and covered from head to toe with several colors matching the original paintings: blue, yellow, red, white and black, with an incredible sense of details.

This project entitled “Double V: Van Gogh & Vermeer” was finalized in less than one day (23:47:50 as mentioned in the post of Ali Itani) by Zeinab Al Maaz, Shaza Abou Shakra, Tharwa Zeitoun, Aya Abu Hawash, Zeinab Ayash, Zainab Ayoub, Iffa Mseileb, Fatima Fneish, Mariam Kamaleddin and Mohmd Hussein Mistrah.

When we have the minimum of tools but mostly the maximum of creativity and passion, we can create astonishing works like this one.

Post written by Nadine Asmar