21.10.2011

Disney artist wore contact lenses

Disney artist wore contact lenses

By Emily Tait

Google's homepage has today been celebrating the work of Disney artist Mary Blair, with a Google doodle dedicated to her love of bright vivid colours.

It has also been revealed that the artist, who was recognised with the Disney Legend accolade after her death, loved to wear coloured contact lenses to express her love of bright colours.

She rose to notoriety for her work on a number of stand-out Disney cartoon films, including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella.

Along with her husband, Lee Everett Blair, she worked for the Walt Disney studio from 1940, providing artistic input for Dumbo and versions of Lady and the Tramp and Fantasia.

Ms Blair is also remembered for several 90ft murals painted during the 1960s at the company's resorts, including her art at the Contemporary Resort hotel.

Since Halloween is fast approaching many people will decide to follow in Ms Blair's footsteps and make coloured contact lenses an integral part of their costumes.
 

by Martin Burns


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