Title: The Art of the Disney Princess.
Author: Glen Keane
Blurb: Every little girl has a favourite Disney Princess--and for that matter, every grown-up girl, too! In The Art of the Disney Princess, Disney artists, designers, illustrators, and animators from around the world have re-imagined their favourite princesses and portrayed them in a variety of mediums. Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, and Cinderella are newly incarnated in water colour, pastel, oil paint, coloured pencil, mixed media, and computer graphics pieces that range from the traditional to the unconventional. This artwork has been created especially for this museum-quality book, which is sure to delight art lovers, Disney collectors, and any prince or princess who ever believed that fairytales do come true.
This title has brought together many artists who have placed a piece of their art into this book and just that is what will make this title become a piece of history. You will open your mind and your heart to new art pieces, ones that showcase your beloved Disney Princess’s in different forms and mediums of art work.
These are different interpretations of Disney Princesses – It is actually quite amazing to see how every single artist who is featured throughout this title expresses themselves through their art, using different mediums of art techniques to show how each of them interpret the characters that Disney has made world known.
The title is packed with beautiful colour, inspiring creations and creates an awe from just how creative and talented these artists are. Nearly every single page had my eyes widen with just how eye catching the pieces of art were, it didn't matter what medium they were produced by or what means because the end product was simply elegant with beauty. Page after page brought something different to view, sure they were based on the Disney Character’s, however with that in mind every page provided a new interpretation which in turn gave something else that was equally as spectacular to the viewer – a brilliant art book collection to devour.
This is a fantastic way for the less known artist to really show off their talent, while it is probably more or less considered fan-art – it shows a brilliance of its very own. Considering there are a mass amount of talented artists out there, it does take a lot of work to get an art piece into the community unless you are already known – This title shows that there are many talented artists out there just waiting to have their pieces showcased and this particular art book release is an amazing format to allow them to show it. A lot of the pieces I have not seen before and I do spend quite a lot of time searching around Google for Disney art pieces so this was an amazing find.
I certainly appreciated that throughout the title a few artist shared their thoughts about why they chose the character’s they did for their art work or simply what they adored about Disney to start with and how it inspired them to proceed to develop their own pieces. Now these really are filled with compelling text and really do give you an idea as to why they decided to go in the direction they did with their designs.
That also being said, I would have liked if the artists websites had been included or a small bio to explain more about each artist, something to give us as the reader more information to go on, say how they started with Disney Design or if they have a site with further art work to view – however I do understand that this is most importantly a showcase of different interpretations of Disney Art. In any case, their names have been included and one could simply Google each of them to discover more.
All in all, this title is utterly gorgeous and inspiring to those who love Disney or are artists themselves who are looking into other artist’s works.
Pictures from: The Art of the Disney Princess.
5 STARS - BEAUTIFUL