Directed by Dorota Kobiela, this upcoming animation about the famous Vincent van Gogh will feature a total of 56,000 hand-painted frames.

To accomplish this, Breakthru Films studio plans to employ around 40 artists to paint each frame on canvas in oil and is also raising funds for the project on Kickstarter.

The animation is based on over 120 of van Gogh’s paintings and tells the tale of his life and controversial death through 800 of his letters. You can see some of the hand painted animation come to life in the trailer below: