Monday, October 8, 2007

Tricks and Treats from Mary Blair

The crisp Autumn air, leaves crunching underfoot, all things culinary revolving around that heretofore underappreciated vegetable: the pumpkin, cozy wool sweaters, hot apple cider... who knew October could bring more thrills? Evidently it does...

I had put some of these Mary Blair concepts in a post draft with the intention of utilizing them to some degree in the spirit of October and Halloween and then was ecstatic to find Didier Ghez's (Disney History Blog for those of you who are unfamiliar) post announcing the Mary Blair Exhibit planned for October 27, 2007 - March 18, 2008 (Coincidence the last day is my birthday? I think not...) So now I have a great reason to merge these two great ideas into one post for today.

"The Art and Flair of Mary Blair" exhibition will be a retrospective of my favorite artist and yours, Mary Blair, held at The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. According to the Disney History Blog post,

This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition includes an array of Blair's groundbreaking concept art for classic Disney feature films... and theme parks and attractions... The Art and Flair of Mary Blair showcases the full scope of Blair's career as an artist and illustrator, including early watercolor paintings, commercial illustrations for such clients as Hanes, Pall Mall, and Baker's Chocolate, a selection of Blair's fine art, unpublished family photographs, and children¹s book illustrations, including pages from the classic Little Golden Book I Can Fly.

Could I be more excited? I think not. This occasion definitely calls for a special trip up to San Francisco this Christmas, making the elation of Christmas in California that much greater. But for now anyway, the fruits of fall are ripe for the picking. In that spirit, I have posted these fantastic concept paintings for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad by Mary Blair available for sale from the Wonderful World of Animation Art Gallery. (This website, by the way has a great collection of Mary Blair concepts, but not without the price of a pretty penny.) As usual, Mary Blair delights us with a much darker side of the imagination - equally whimsical yet frightening. This just goes to show you her ability to tap into a variety of styles and moods was unparalleled. I'm sure the paintings are stunning in person. If you have a spare 10 grand lying around you might be interested in buying. The rest of us will have to get our fill by visiting The Cartoon Art Museum this Fall.

Addendum: The Cartoon Art Museum's Live Journal has updated its announcements to include the description of the Mary Blair exhibition here.


Biblioadonis aka George said...

Thanks for sharing these!

I have come to appreciate Ms. Blair so much more after reading your posts. The Ichabod pieces that you've showcased really get to the heart of the final product. They make me want to hide behind the couch and peek out only during the commercial breaks.

Anonymous said...

What a poetical celebration of October Lainey! And what a beautiful description of The Ichabod pieces "Whimsical, yet frightening..."
Your gift for words! And for aesthetic appreciation!
You mentioned your Birthday, today is mine. Your words were such a nice gift!

walterworld said...

Bravo! Another very enjoyable post. You have a fine way with words and subject matter.

I've always thought highly of the The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad film; Do you know if Mary Blair had a hand in the Toad segment as well?

And thank you for the info on the Cartoon Art Museum's Mary Blair exhibit. I will make it a point to visit on my next trip to the Bay Area.

P.S. Don't worry, I'll post again very soon. Work has just been getting in the way of my fun!

Take care Lainey---

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