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    Mary Blair Song of the South Plein Air Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1946). A rustic fence surrounded by a forest of mostly bare trees is the subject of this beautiful mini-masterpiece by Mary Blair. The colors are rich and deep, painted in gouache/watercolor on illustration board. Mary Blair was a Color Stylist and Background Artist on this film, along with Claude Coats. In the book, The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation, John Canemaker writes, "In the fall of 1944, Blair spent a week in Atlanta, and nearby rural Georgia locations during preliminary research for Song of the South. Her plein air paintings of Georgia cotton fields, dusty red roads, wooden shacks, plantation mansions, and burning sunsets were adapted in high-key hues into Song of the South's special animated sequences." The art is matted with an opening of 7.75" x 6.6", with an overall mat size of 9.5" x 11.25". A lovely and important piece of Mary Blair artwork, in Fine condition.

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