Art Appreciation Moment of the Day: Eyvind Earle

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Maleficent opens in theaters nation wide today, and I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at the first time Disney took a crack at Sleeping Beauty with a look at Eyvind Earle’s graphic style.

Though I’ve really only watched the movie all the way through once, I have always been fascinated with Earle’s style and how that helped create dramatic wide vistas for the 70mm release of this movie.

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Eyvind Earle was the artist who took the lead on the visual design, and his inspiration came directly from European medieval art. At the same time, there’s a distinct graphic style in the backgrounds he created which reveal it’s a Disney, 1950s interpretation of that period of art. – via Disnerd Adventures