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    Beauty and the Beast Background Color Key/Concept Art (Walt Disney, 1991). Here is a miniature masterpiece from Disney's mega-hit animated feature film Beauty and the Beast. It is a Color Key/concept painting of the Beast's castle and the bleak tone certainly conveys a sense of foreboding. Color Keys serve as a way for directors and layout designers to establish a look and feel of the various scenes and settings in a film's early development. They also help in establishing a color palette and tone. Background artists and animators then use these preliminary thumbnail paintings as references for creating the finished environments. This is a 2.5" x 4.25" watercolor painting of a the castle as seen from a distance is masterfully rendered and profoundly dramatic for its size. This film was Disney's first real implementation of CGI for many of its backgrounds, so there is little production art available to collectors. It certainly supports the theory that big things come in small packages. The piece is framed with a mat opening of 2.5" x 4.25" in a 6.5" x 8.5" frame. Condition is Fine. Frame is sold as-is.

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    15th-16th Saturday-Sunday
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