Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mary Blair!

The Indian Chief from Peter Pan, 1953

Artist Mary Blair would have been 100 years old today, and to join in this week's love-fest for her incredible body of work, I would like to present a few of my personal favorites. Each of these pieces - whether done in pastel chalk, watercolor, or ceramic tile - display the brilliance of her design and color magic. Mary Blair was awesome.

Background study for the "Jesusita en Chihuahua" sequence,
The Three Caballeros, 1945

"You Belong To My Heart" sequence, The Three Caballeros, 1945

"Zandunga" sequence from The Three Caballeros, 1945

"Zandunga" sequence from The Three Caballeros, 1945

Old Saint Nick, Christmas Card

Mermaid Lagoon, Peter Pan, 1953

A nine-tile "test" for the Jules Stein Eye Institute mural, 1966

Mary Blair shares a tandem bicycle ride with her boss in 1941, Rio de Janeiro.

Happy Birthday, Mary Blair, and thanks for all the beauty you gave us.


Katella Gate said...

Beautiful, Thank you Mary.

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Great artwork, missed you at the Mary Blair tribute last night

Ray Breg said...

Great work! As is yours Kevin!

Greetz. Ray

Disney Showcase Key said...

Mary Blair is a huge artist.She has brought her art to Disney with talent.
I've noted that your style, Kevin, has been influenced by Mary too :).

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