time travel

19 06 2013

when I was growing up reading whatever I could find, two writers, JULES VERNE and H.G.WELLS, and their books 20.000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and THE TIME MACHINE were amongst my favorites. when the live action films were released, I was excited to see the books come alive. so I watched the disney 1954 capt.nemo and nautilus saga very early, as well as the scary time travel drama, released in 1960. I had no idea about the involvement of WALT DISNEY, GEORGE PAL and RICHARD FLEISCHER, MAX FLEISCHER’S son, at that time, the f i l m s were important. the search for more information came much later, what was way more difficult and time consuming than today with the internet . when I look at those pictures now I feel transported back in my own time machine… maybe some of you feel similar – here are some memories of these two special films

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© George Pal Productions, Galaxy Films Inc., MGM

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18 06 2013

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georges barbier

17 06 2013

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georges barbier born 1882

in the year 1911 GEORGES BARBIER (1892-1932), at the age of 29, had his first exhibition in paris and became subsequently for the next 20 years one of the most successful artists of the 20th century, with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books and to create haute couture fashion illustrations.
barbier was influenced by AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) and LEON BAKST (1866-1924), as well as ERTE (1892-1990). from the early twenties on ERTE and BARBIER both designed for the FOLIES BERGERE in paris, and were asked in 1924 to work for hollywood movies. while erte went to hollywood to costume a number of movies, including some segments of BEN HUR, barbier stayed in paris and sent his designs for a movie project to new york. he had been hired by silent movie star RUDOLPH VALENTINO and his designer-wife NATACHA RAMBOVA, to work on their film MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE.
one of the great fashion magazines GAZETTE DU BON TON had barbier’s illustrations from 1912-1925, when it was bought out by VOGUE, where barbier continued with his work. the last stage show he worked on was PARIS SHAKES at the casino de paris with legendary JOSEPHINE BAKER. georges barbier died in 1932 at the age of 50.

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barbier's influence





mulan findings 6

16 06 2013

during the pre-production of disney’s MULAN several amazing artists worked in the visual development team, PAUL FELIX was one of them. he always created the most stunning black+white pencil-‘paintings’, in his own style – very designed and stylized. he did not mind that I added some color to his black+white jewels, following the stylization in his drawings I wanted to test a different look in color as well. paul worked ( and still works ) after MULAN as a production designer at disney and created the most beautiful artwork for several animated feature films.

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felix mulan 2

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missing

14 06 2013

during my stay in europe I was back in the ‘seasons’ for a short time. seasons like spring or autumn with all the most beautiful changing colors don’t exist like that in this part of asia where I live. in a way it is eternal summer over here. seeing all the trees in full blossom made me realize that there are things I miss. so – after this lush spring event I decided to go back in autumn and dive into a palette of very different colors.

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back again

13 06 2013

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