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DescriptionSong of the South Concept Art by Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1946). Here is an extraordinary concept painting for Walt Disney's Song of the South by acclaimed artist, Mary Blair (1911 – 1978). Blair was a master of watercolors, especially the opaque watercolor medium gouache, which made up many of her vivid paintings and her wonderfully imaginative style could make any production look a little better. One of her defining factors was her innovative use of color. As background and color stylist on Song of the South, Mary Blair made scores of color suggestions for staging scenes. In John Canemaker's book, Magic Color Flair the World of Mary Blair, he calls her, "A protean and prolific painter, designer, and colorist" and goes on the say, "she found artistic expression in a variety of mediums, including film production designs fine art watercolors, print illustrations and advertisements, largescale, 3-dimentional theme park attractions." Its no wonder why Mary Blair was Walt Disney's favorite artist as evident in this gorgeous painting. The piece depicts a country road leading to a stream with two fishermen sitting on a bridge fishing. Beautifully rendered in a fall color palette using gouache on 8.5" x 7" board. The piece is in a frame of 12.5" x 11.5" with a matboard aperture of 8" x 6.5". Mary Blair paintings are prized by astute collectors of fine art and studio production art, making this a great opportunity to add a Blair piece to your collection. Frame sold as-is. Condition is Fine.
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