VISUAL NEWS

For centuries, stained glass and churches have gone hand in hand…but what about a church turned into a lake of colored glass? Sounds bizarre, but this is exactly what artist Liz West has created with her new installation at 20-21 Visual Arts Center at the former St. John’s Church in England. The scattered sea of multi-colored glass, entitled “Our Colour Reflection”, features more than 700 colored mirrors that have been installed on the floor of the old gothic church. Considering it as a former place of worship, West stated, “This has allowed me to make sure the work is grounded within its site but also holds its own voice within the grandeur and information that the space brings to the conversation…”. If you find yourself around Scunthorpe, England, be sure to check out the ethereal piece! Read more about its creation here.

Animated Van Gogh Film to be Made Entirely from Paintings

With iconic paintings like The Starry Night and a reputation for being a tragic, troubled man, Vincent van Gogh holds a special place in Western psyche. Now the artist and his legacy will be explored and reimagined in modern times as the subject of a new feature length animated biopic. The film, titled 'Loving Vincent', will take a new, unique approach to animation. The catch? Each frame of the film will be made entirely of paintings in the style of van Gogh. We're talking tens of thousands of paintings! Directors Dorotea Kobiela and Hugh Welshman have brought together an army of over 100 painters to tell the artist’s story, based on his personal letters and artwork. Not only will we have a chance to explore his life but we will get to take a unique look at his work in moving image splendor. Breakthru Films, the production company behind Oscar winning short 'Peter and the Wolf' (2006), will help bring this epic feat to completion. For more information and updates on the ongoing project, hop on over to its Kickstarter page and watch the official trailer.