Fans of Van Gogh, or simply those who appreciate art and film, you won’t want to miss the Loving Vincent Exhibition at the M Contemporary (inside the Le Meridien Hotel, Seoul). This exhibition chronicling the effort and process behind making the first full-length, fully-painted animated film will be coming to Seoul from November 16, 2018, to March 3, 2019.
The Loving Vincent Exhibition gives you the opportunity to personally view 125 of the 65,000 paintings created in the production of the Loving Vincent movie. Learn about the behind-the-scenes through costumes, production stories, and live artist demonstrations of the painting technique that was essential to the 9-year-long production of the film.
The exhibition will also feature an original Vincent Van Gogh painting that has remained with a prominent family in Berlin since 1930 and has been unavailable to the public for 88 years.
Loving Vincent follows the story of Armand Roulin, tasked to hand deliver Vincent Van Gogh’s final letter addressed to his late brother, Theo, to a worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Armand travels to Auvers-sur-Oise where he meets many of the people who not only knew Vincent but were the models and inspirations for his art. Armand becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. As Armand digs into Vincent’s troubled life, he realizes Van Gogh’s struggles, work, and tragedy could only be fully interpreted and appreciated in the future.
Through multiple exhibition rooms with oil paintings and multimedia contents, visitors can get a sense of the painstaking process to create this one-of-a-kind film. The many rooms display the art and process of taking real-life actors and film, creating oil paintings and animating it all together. Even the actual mystery regarding the final days of Van Gogh is explored through the exhibit.