Monday, December 30, 2019

Disney on Display



The featured gallery exhibit during my recent visit to the Brandywine River Museum was titled “Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined.” Exclusive to the Brandywine River Museum, it is an examination of illustrations for three fairy tales: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Little Pigs. It was one of those serendipitous occasions where I found an unexpected Disney connection!

Three pieces of art from Disney’s 1933 classic “Three Little Pigs” were on display, including this original cel:



a graphite study on paper:



and a cel with the watercolor background:



Storyboard art from Disney’s “Cinderella,” 1950:



Two pieces of Mary Blair concept art for “Cinderella”:





Most of the modern interpretations of the classic fairy tales were not to my taste; however, this 2013 illustration by Steven Guarnaccia was definitely an exception!



Also on display were an original Beatrix Potter illustration for Cinderella:



and a 1938 interpretation by Leonard Weisgard:



Better hurry if you want to catch it; this fantastic exhibit closes Sunday, January 5!

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