Loving Vincent – what an experience!
We caught the film ‘Loving Vincent’ on Wednesday night at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. What an amazing experience! Over 100 artists hand painted each scene, mostly in the style of Van Gogh. It begs the question of ‘why’ in this age of digitization, but one could ask that question about all non-digital art. Why etch a plate by hand when you could paint the image. Why paint a landscape when you could photograph the scene….
The film is visually stunning, like watching paintings come alive on the screen. Reviews seem mixed, and one of the four of us who attended did find that plot lagged a bit at times, but visually it is remarkable and certainly worth seeing.