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In 1880, Vincent van Gogh decided to become an artist and, in doing so, changed the course of history. Fast forward nearly 140 years, and van Gogh is still as much a catalyst for change as ever. This time, he has inspired the world’s first ever fully painted feature film, which tells the story of his life – and tragically premature death, in the context of a fictional narrative. Much of the research and knowledge needed for the film was provided by the Van Gogh
Museum in Amsterdam. Loving Vincent has won much praise and critical acclaim from the industry, winning several awards at International Film Festivals, such as Annecy and Shanghai. Most recently, the film has received a nomination from BAFTA and an Oscar nomination, raising its profile even further in cinematic history.
chose 2017 as the year to unveil his Vincent collection, having no idea quite how relevant the subject matter would prove to be in both the last and current year. Featuring both iconic image ‘The Starry Night’ and one of van Gogh’s self-portraits – one of which was also the chosen branding for the film – the Vincent collection is a true homage from John to one of his greatest inspirations.
It is therefore very fitting that our very own John Myatt
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