Mary Blair It's A Small World ride Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1965). This is a remarkable original rendered masterfully in gouache, from the unmistakable hand of the great Mary Blair (1911 - 1978). A stunning image puts the viewer in the context of the celebrated ride. Exemplary of the best Mary Blair has to offer in terms of color, composition and narrative, this piece showcases a fearless combination in top Mary Blair fashion.
Blair was one of Walt Disney's favorite artist, he actually hung one of her paintings in his office. The detail in this artwork is astonishing as always, a true gem. Of her unique and adept sense of color, Disney Legend Inductee and one of Disney's "Nine Old Men" Marc Davis said, [Mary Blair] was the most amazing colorist of all time. I don't think even Matisse could hold a candle to her -- and I mean that very sincerely.
She could put colors together and they would just sing. In the book Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair by John Canemaker, he writes, After suffering difficult postwar years (1945-50), the Disney Studio came roaring back with three blockbuster feature-length cartoons destined to become classics. Mary Blair played a significant role in each film as a designer and especially as a Colorist. Stunning color palette, painted on huge board measuring 11" x 14".
Small World concept art attributed to Mary Blair is a rare and valued find, and this is without a doubt a special and beautiful piece of Disney art history. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Disneyana\Vintage (Pre-1968)\Animation Art, Cels". The seller is "disney-collection" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.