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By CHASIDY HALL, Staff Writer

William Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognized painters in the world. He is known for his famous 19t century works of post impressionism art such as The Starry Night, Cafe Terrace at Night, and Wheat Field With Cypresses. A film about the painter’s life entitled “Loving Vincent” is currently being made and will feature painted animated works of art which will capture the style of Van Gogh’s paintings. This will be the first painted feature in the  world.

According to Huffington Post, “The film is directed by Polish Painter Dorota Kobiela and filmmaker Hugh Welchman.” Each frame in the film is a handmade oil painting. It took over one hundred artists to paint the film shot by shot. “The film accumulated 720 paintings in just one minute, which is a large amount,” as The Insider reported. It will feature over 120 of Van Gogh’s works as told through the characters that he brought to life in his paintings.

The plot of the film was created using a combination of over 800 of Gogh’s handwritten letters; it includes the events relating to his unfortunate death and harsh life. The studio is recruiting additional painters to finish the film. Participants who are selected will train by using Van Gogh’s painting style which will be featured in the movie.