This lavish art book showcases an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle's entire life as an artist - from his early sketches and watercolors to the ethereal oil paintings of his later career. Of the catalog's more than 250 pieces, 80 date from Earle's time at The Walt Disney Studios; they include concept paintings for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Academy Award-winning short Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Bloom (1953), and more.
Graphic but mystical, vibrant yet enigmatic, the work of American artist Eyvind Earle is a treasure trove of subtle and shimmering contradictions. From fanciful backgrounds for Disney classics such as Sleeping Beauty to bold experiments in multimedia art, from ambitious commercial animations to lush and otherworldly oil landscapes, Earle's oeuvre never fails to please the eye and engage the imagination. And here, collected in Awaking Beautythe official catalog for the 2017 Walt Disney Family Museum exhibition of the same nameis a definitive exploration of his life's full work.