Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mary Blair Songbook

Red trees, giant flowers, ridiculous clothes.

Mary Blair's wonderful color palette of gouache paints often over-shadows her amazing grasp of form. Note the composition of the mother with the cradle. Her head is tilted in adoration, her neck, shoulders and arms form a triangle but as it's viewed from the side her form isn't weakened, and her skirt billows, contrasting with the angles of her upper body.

I've found lots of inspiration from songbooks and this one illustrated by Mary Blair is no exception.

See the whole songbook at ASIFA here.

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