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Trivia for Loving Vincent

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  • The world's first fully painted animation feature.
  • It took a team of over 100 professional artists to hand paint every single frame of the movie. According to the official site, the work has resulted in a total of 853 different oil paintings, as each one was used multiple times, painting subsequent frames on the top of the original ones. In the final movie there are exactly 853 different shots.
  • Each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 100 painters.
  • During a masterclass at Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival, directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman revealed that a viewer looking closely can see a fly stuck in the paint in one frame.
  • The concept of artistically painted animation was described in the Arthur C. Clarke novel "Childhood's End" in 1953.
  • Each frame in the movie was hand painted.
  • The film was animated with rotoscope. It was filmed in live action with real actors, then each frame was painted and animated. In the end credits, the cast and sets are shown before painting.
  • Over 60% of the film's artists are women.
  • In the 8 years between starting to paint and his death Vincent painted over 800 paintings only one of which was sold in his lifetime.
  • In 1990, a century after he painted it, Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" sold at auction for a record-breaking $82.5 million. The price, when adjusted for inflation, remains one of the highest ever paid for a painting.
  • Some shots in the film are recreations of Vincent van Gogh paintings.
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