Painting Van Gogh

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost”
— J. R. R. Tolkien

From pigments etched on cave walls to oil paints stroked on canvas, as times changed we discovered new forms to express our impulses. Art is expression. The mediums can change but the expression remains.

Loving Vincent blends old and new techniques in animation to create a wonderfully original film that details the life and times of one of the all-time great artists. The medium does justice to the subject matter in poetic manner.

Why do we gravitate towards the story of those who were misunderstood and outcast in their own time? Perhaps because most of us are afraid how misunderstood and outcast we might become if we lived life as authentically as them.