You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

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.

1 comment:

Ladytink_534 said...

I've always loved Mary Blair. She was not quite Disney enough for her work to be featured too much but she did inspire so much. I think the 2-disc Cinderella DVD has a featurette on her.