Google celebrates Mary Blair’s 100th birthday, gives Google logo a Mary Blair-like concept art.
Simple, yet very eye-catching — Google celebrates the 100th birthday of Walt Disney’s Mary Blair with a tweaked Google logo that resembles the art made by the famous American artist. The Google Doodle is now available in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. USA Google users will see the Mary Blair Google logo on the early morning of 21st of October.
According to Mary Blair’s Wikipedia entry, she was the artist behind the “striking concept art” for films like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella.
Mary Robinson Blair trained at the Chouinard Art Institute in California after she graduated from college. She married Lee Everett Blair, also an artist in 1934.
Mary Blair’s colorful, and abstract-like, art style was the concept of Disney Theme park attractions like “It’s a small world” and El Rio Del Tiempo or “The River of Time.”
Blair reportedly worked briefly on Disney classics like Dumbo, an early version of “Lady and the Tramp” and a second version of Fantasia, but her color styling began in 1950 with the Disney movie Cinderella, followed by Alice in Wonderland in 1951, and the movie about flying and never-ending adventure, Peter Pan in 1953.
She was born on October 21, 1911, and died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 26, 1978.
This report was originally posted on PopHerald.com as Mary Blair Google Doodle: Abstract and colorful Mary , under Internet and Social Media Category. Source: WikiPedia.
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