We had to share the great upcoming news of Camille Rose Garcia at the Walt Disney Museum, in San Francisco. She will be showing her series of paintings and drawings of Alice in Wonderland from her recent book, Down The Rabbit Hole. If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibit in Los Angeles, now is a great time to lay your eyes on some of her original works, there is just nothing like them!
A current special exhibition (thru April 14th) also at the museum is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic- which celebrates the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film.
“With more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters all illustrating how Walt Disney advanced the creation of an entirely new art form.” – Via Walt Disney Museum
Exhibition Dates: May 9th – Nov. 3rd, 2013
Camille will be signing her book and hosting an artist’ talk at the museum on May 11th, so get your tickets now folks, link here.
Link - to Camille’s website
The exhibition will also showcase some of the original art for the Disney movie by Mary Blair (below), one of our favorite Disney artists and a groundbreaker for women in the commercial art world. Animator Marc Davis, who put Blair’s exciting use of color on a par with Matisse, recalled, “She brought modern art to Walt in a way that no one else did. He was so excited about her work.”
As Garcia stated in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2010,
“The original John Tenniel illustrations were always some of my favorites and those were definitely lodged in my head. I wanted to stay true to his vision but I’m so influenced by Disney. I loved the backgrounds in their early movies (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio) so I watched a lot of those films to try to get more of a color feel. They were all done in the 1930s with watercolor, which has that very classic touch. Using watercolors referred back to the Tenniel work, but I added a little bit of a modern gothic touch as well. That was my vision for the work.”
To see more on Camille’s book, click here.