Loving Vincent


This week I received three suggestions for the library’s Fall Movie Challenge, which I chose “Groundbreaking” for my challenge. One of the films chosen for me was Loving Vincent, an animated film that investigates the end of Vincent Vah Gogh’s life.

The film was made from Van Gogh’s paintings and oil paintings inspired by his style. It’s a visual feast. The story is engaging. The hero is a young man whose father was a good friend of Van Gogh’s and the village postman. The father sends his son on a mission to take a letter of Van Gogh’s to the artist’s brother Theo. Soon the hero learns that Theo is dead so now the hero doesn’t know what to do with the letter and embarks on a journey to discover what exactly happened to Van Gogh at his death.

The film then goes back and forth in time  with black and white flashbacks of what took place at the time of Van Gogh’s death and shows how murky the the interpretation of what really happened is.

With Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson of Poldark, Chris O’Dowd of Moone Boy and Saoirse Ronan, the film stars Douglas Booth, who was new to me, but who does a great job as a stubborn young man learning to figure out life as he puzzles out what to do about this letter from a dead man to his dead brother.

Below there’s a short video on how they made this groundbreaking film.

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Sepia Saturday

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I went in search of plein air painting, but there wasn’t all that much online. I couldn’t find many photos.  So I used one from a John Singer Sargent exhibit I recently saw at the Art Institute and the only photo I found on Flickr Commons. For more, Sepia Saturday responses, click here.

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By John Singer Sargent

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Smithsonian, ca 1920 via Flickr Commons

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastels

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature pastel colors. Join the fun.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colors

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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The American Writers’ Museum

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature vibrant colors. Join the fun.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red

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Jinan

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Beijing

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Pekanbaru Indonesia

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Chicago

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Kyoto, Japan

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature red, one of my favorite colors. Join the fun.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Light Green

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From the British Museum

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Rice treats at the market in Pekanbaru

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Shandong Art Museum, Jinan

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Light Green Jacket, Art Institute

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects tthat feature lime or light green.  Join the fun.

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WPC: Twisted

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Paintings at the Shandong Art Museum by a painter whose lines twist a lot.
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1. Each week, WordPress will provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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