Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Over the last two decades, Mary Blair's name has become familiar to most Disney fans. And her artwork, with its distinctive styling and amazing use of color, has become extremely popular. I'm sure that Mary would be astonished at how her star has risen. I've heard that even commies are enchanted by her charming work!
Here's a nice detail (taken from the Peoplemover) of one of the two tile murals that could once be seen in Tomorrowland's main corridor. Both of today's photos feature the "south mural". Those darn children are goofing off again, instead of toiling in the mill like they should be. Their tiny hands and fingers are just right for reaching into machinery.
Hello there, Mr. Sunshine! He reminds me a little bit of the smiling clock over at "It's a Small World".
The south mural was covered (and partially destroyed) in 1986; if the Disney powers-that-be had only known how beloved Mary Blair's artwork would become, and how marketable it is now, I wonder if they would have been more reluctant to replace it? I don't recall anyone EVER talking about how much they like the murals that are there now!