Classical style paintings for Disney parks
After doing a series of classical style paintings featuring Disney characters for one of the parks, Parr became fascinated with the idea of replacing portraits of long-ago "royals" or other luminaries with American pop culture iconography. Nothing pleases her more than rendering a classic piece (such as the Mona Lisa) using a Disney character - and using the actual painting method of the original artist. It's irreverent and reverent all at once - making an ironic statement while (ironically) satisfying Disney fans. And offering Parr the opportunity to learn about how master artists plied their craft.
The paintings above were created for Imagineering (parks and cruise ships) and the Disney Gallery (CA and Florida). All images © Disney.