Friday, 25 January 2019

A Bit of Magic.

My daughter was telling me about a film she had seen called 'Loving Vincent'.  It is about the life of the artist Vincent van Gogh and  is presented almost like a detective story with various people who knew him trying to work out why he killed himself.   Far from being morbid it is poignant but magical, as all the characters are costumed and made up to resemble those in his paintings, and all the backdrops and locations are handpainted by a team of artists to replicate the paintings themselves.   It is as though his paintings have come to life.

If you, like me, enjoy Vincent van Gogh's work, you can find this film on Netflix.  I thought it was amazing, and quite beautiful - I have never seen anything like it and was spellbound.    It was made by a Polish film company and I hope they will be recognised for their skill and imagination.

4 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the idea of it as I love his work, so shall have a look for it later this evening. Nice to have you back in blogland.

Chip Butter said...

I recorded this just a few days ago, but haven't watched it yet. I really didn't think it would be worth watching. But, now I will be turning it on this evening. Thanks!!! Are you still making journals! I just finished my first one, a very small one, and am so excited. This may be a new addiction! I always admired yours.

Bonnie said...

I love his work and this movie does sound interesting! Thank you for sharing this information. I will have to see this! I hope you are well and had a nice holiday.

Gina said...

We saw this film at the cinema and loved it. It was so moving and beautifully made.