Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"tale of an ailing whale"

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illustration by paul hartley, 1959, original gouache on illustration board for the walt disney magazine vol 4 number 5 august 1959

7 comments :

May Kasahara said...

I love it so much and it makes me so sad.

-h said...

ahh poor whale. this is beautifully done though.
reminds me of this chinese restaurant i used to go as a kid, it was tacky (plastic covered seats) but i loved it. it had a giant white whale like this caught up in a net hanging off the wall. so random!

Mon Petit Fantome said...

what a beautiful illustration!

james v. said...

the colors of the water, whale, and sand go so well together!

jezebel said...

i had no idea there was a walt disney magazine- must seek out more

Plumcake said...

I think I'm showing my perfumista colors when I saw that and thought "that's a million dollars of ambergris!"

theinvisibleagent said...

AMAZING! The Disney artists like Hartley, Blair, Kimble and Earle were so ahead of their time. I love how their work could be shown right alongside Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Stig Lindberg!

I.A.