Saturday, November 28, 2009

Disney Charm

     Another reason Oscar Wilde valued "style" so much, I think,  is because "style", like charm, is what gives one coherence and yet lightness, seriousness but also humor. It puts, Walt Disney-like,

and fun together. Like the informality of positions and movements we see in many pics of Disney pre "uncle Walt",  like his at easiness in being himself, in turning, whatever he was wearing, into an extension of his own being; like in the rich, seemingly endless spontaneity of his expressions, like in his power of being constant surprise and constantly surprised, charm, in the manner of a work of art,  has the effect of a redeeming intensity.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mickey Disney

     When one's older kid goes back to college, one's dog wants to be left alone, one's husband is busy etc, it is Mickey one can clutch. Like a security blanket; a symbol of support, or even of unconditional love, Mickey is the one that either is, or should be, always there. Mickey is, beyond Disney's reaching of the human heart, his offering it his healing hand.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Disney Thanksgiving

     Walt DIsney was a pioneer, he invented a world practically from scratch. He had, in common with the pioneers, the assertion of freedom. Freedom is conviction, for only when one is sure of oneself, one is in touch with an inner truth, with what is not subject to to the relativity of reality and prevents one's path from becoming, like in a pinball game, a mere result of external pressures. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Disney Mystery

The French showed Walt Disney was a unique
unique type of artist (Il etait une Fois Walt Disney). When we think that other than inventing animation as an art form, his intensity emcompassed dancing (hands, expression and movement seem to move to the sound of music, as one can see in the photo that gave origin to this sketch), storytelling, impersonating, reaching the human heart and inspirational leading!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Disney Art

Using the eraser a million times in trying to sketch Walt Disney, I remembered my mother, who was an artist, not wanting us to use erasers, saying that the drawings of Picasso expressed the courage and certainty of the clean, eraseless lines, done, she thought, in one goal. Such great artist's conviction was what Walt Disney who, before anything was an artist of life, of being himself, expressed in leading.
    I must say that sad Walt Disney is as sincere and lovable as Disney characters!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Disney Mickey

"Mickey Mouse means, to me, a symbol of independence." Walt Disney. 

Congratulations Mickey!
Disney fans should listen to Disney's speech, "The Story of Mickey Mouse", dating from the 20th Bday of the Mouse. Our world needs that force the Mouse had as a "symbol of international good will".  That might finally put "Greeks and Trojans" hand in hand, after all, this is a small world, or better :  "It is a small world after all....."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Disney Love and Heartbeat

     Reviewing a part of Snow White, I was, again, struck by how delicately it flows! You feel it unfolding inside you and before your eyes at the same time. The rithym of classical Disney animation was as emotional as one's heart loving, and as organic as one's heartbeat!
Looking at the informality of Walt's climbing the fence and at his fluid freedom of movement in the prior to "Uncle Walt"s pics of his, one can see that Disney's rithym was in total sync with the heart inside him and the world around, as if both echoed the sound of the same melody!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Disney Hand and Heart

          Disney's hands have often been remarked.
         I drew this from a photo that shows his whole being taking part in what he was expressing, the hands kind of sculpting the air, making even the atmosphere around him a part of his heart too!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Disney Paradox

 Hope takes audacity (Obama) but yet, a clean heart. For it is the wisest innocence. 

When mapping Epcot on the ceiling over his death bed, 
Walt Disney had the wisdom of not believing in death. Can one live with dignity without being pledged to life? Without vowing for it even as it ends? Without seeing its eternity?