From his graphic, colorful concept art for Disney classics such as Sleeping Beauty to the dramatic, near-surreal paintings of his late career, the work of Eyvind Earle has garnered worldwide respect and admiration. Here, collected in
Awaking Beauty, is a dazzling selection of his life’s greatest images, brought to you by the Walt Disney Family Foundation.
Awaking Beauty accompanies the Walt Disney Family Museum’s 2017 Eyvind Earle exhibition of the same name. In its glossy pages, you’ll discover more than 300 beautifully reproduced samples of Earle’s most remarkable imagery, including dynamic concept paintings for Paul Bunyan, humorous thumbnails for Lady and the Tramp, and background explorations and character sketches for dozens of beloved Disney films and shorts. You’ll also be treated to a collection of his charming Christmas card designs; arresting ink-on-scatchboard experiments from his autobiography Homeward Bound on a Bicycle; intriguing sculptures and silkscreen prints; and sweeping, grandiose, and powerful landscape oil paintings of the 1970s through ’90s.
Somebody told me that the cloud beyond seems a rabbit, a white rabbit. And it’s pretty crazy because i notice that for the first time even if i draw it. It’s awesome how the brain work for you more than you think. Another person notice that my Madhatter version seems Bill Murray, and suddenly i imagine how awesome should be Murray playing this character. :D