Thursday, September 28, 2006
Il était Une Fois
Went to the Disney expo at the Grand Palais last night & was blown away! Hundreds of pieces of original art- Mary Blair paintings, Eyvind Earle backgrounds, Heinrich Kley drawings (some in colour), sculptures, models, projections. There's a mini exhibition within the main show just on Destino. The short was projected with Dali's original sketches surrounding it.
The selection of pieces on display is very well chosen & laid out, leading from the early days with original Ub Iwerks drawing through the influence of European cinema on the early films of the Golden Age up to Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty & the Jungle Book. A breathtaking, enlightening & inspiring exhibition.And the catalogue is GORGEOUS!!
Pierre Lambert's new book L'Age D'Or was also onsale in the museum shop - it's one of the most lavish books yet published on the artwork of the Disney canon.
It was released to coincide with the exhibition & similarly focuses on the films made while Walt was alive - Snow White to the Jungle Book.