Thursday, November 15, 2007
The Artistic Flair of Mary Blair
I was unable to stop by the Cartoon Art Museum to see their exhibit of Mary Blair art while I was in the Bay Area but I hope to return and catch it soon. For the uninitiated, Mary Blair is the influential artist, designer and illustrator whose colorful, expressionistic art captured the imagination of Walt Disney. The exhibit, The Art and Flair of Mary Blair (presented through March 18, 2008) features her work for children’s books and advertising, as well as pre-production art she created for Disney animated films, including the pictured piece for Alice in Wonderland (which, you’ll notice, features Tulgey Wood, the madly confusing forest that’s this blog’s namesake and inspiration). You can find out more about the Blair exhibit (and see a photo of Mary plus some of her art) at the blog of curator Andrew Farago.