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Gorgeous Animated Music Video Uses 3,454 Oil Paintings

Gorgeous Animated Music Video Uses 3,454 Oil Paintings

Gorgeous Animated Music Video Uses 3,454 Oil Paintings

For the true audiophile, the music video is an afterthought. An easily discarded cherry on the vinyl-shaped cake. While it might enhance the mood of the song, it's a meaningless montage with the underscoring. That is, unless it happens to be a hand-painted animation of over 3,000 oil paintings - in which case we'd still watch it on mute. 

This literal work of art is the creation of Zachary Johnson - a New York-based artist who undertook the painstaking process of painting 3,454 separate oil on paper works to recreate a frame-by-frame video of a night time drive through his home city. The animation is a stunning backdrop to Waiting from the debut album Love We Are We Love by THE SEA THE SEA

The results are a rain-soaked, atmospheric trip through darkened streets. If you don't like the sound of the single (though it's a beautiful song in itself), we recommend playing the following ambient noise in the background. Enjoy.

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