Self taught artist Thijme Termaat used a combination of time-lapse and stop-motion photography to create surreal curved mural — watch closely you can even see his hair grow during the video.
Unique time-lapse painting sells for an undisclosed figure
Dutch artist Thijme Termaat is a great painter but with competition in today’s art world being so fierce, sometimes greatness alone is not enough; you need an edge. So in 2010, self-taught Thijme decided to create a time-lapse work to stand out from the crowd. He spent 2.5 years painting and making the video below. Eventually hard work paid off: his video already reached tens of millions of views across numerous social media websites, and on 27 August 2020, Termaat shared on Facebook that the magnificent artwork with a unique provenance had sold to an anonymous buyer for an undisclosed figure. It’s a truly amazing piece of art history.
The whole movie is filled with illusion, imagination and manifestation
In an interview with Jonathan Zap for Reality Sandwich, Termaat described why and how he made the video:
"The inspiration to make the video directly relates back to my fascination for truth and its connection with the psyche. The whole movie is filled with illusion, imagination and manifestation. Time speeds up and slows down, paintings seem to be 3D all of a sudden and at the moment when you think you see through the illusion another layer of illusion unfolds. It is like a rollercoaster-ride through my mind. The video mimics this, blurring between psyche and 5-sense impressions.”
“It took me roughly three years to complete I Paint. I made it entirely alone, without any help and without a script. It is a combination of time-lapse and stop-motion, just still pictures with no digital effects. In fact, one could have made such a movie a hundred years ago. With the intention to make an inspiring video animating this blurred reality-experience, I just started working slowly towards the end of the film, frame-by-frame. Some frames took me whole days to create. If you look closely you can see my hair growing about six inches before I put it in a knot in the middle of the film."
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"True art is characterised by an irresistible urge in the creative artist," said Albert Einstein. While some incredibly, lucky people are simply born with the gift of artistic prowess, others have to study to become fluent in the language of art. Whichever path you are on, be aware that everyone is an artist.Some people just let their creative urges out more easily and completely than others. If the artistic path is calling you, begin the journey with tiny steps and follow it. This article from wikiHow is going to show you how to become a true artist in no time.