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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mary Blair

Many people may recognize Mary Blair's colorful work for Disney in 'It's a Small World,' and not many realize what a mastermind she was.
She started working for the Walt Disney company in 1940 and served as a concept artist on 'Cinderella,' 'Alice in Wonderland,' and 'Peter Pan,' among others.
Her work is instantly recognizable, unique, almost shocking, and does not fit into the Disney mold at all.
Now Disney has paired her original artwork for the films with modern children's authors to bring you some amazing retellings....
ALICE IN WONDERLAND RETOLD BY JON SCIESZKA



CINDERELLA RETOLD BY CYNTHIA RYLANT


PETER PAN RETOLD BY DAVE BARRY AND RIDLEY PEARSON (Available in November)


They are beautiful, densely hued, and overflowing with Mary Blair's brilliance!
Curiouser and curiouser......

1 comment:

Tosh said...

Mary Blair is the tops!