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Discrepancy in the Origins of 'Bambi'

Category: Paintings | Posted by Todd | Tue, Jul 2nd 2024, 11:41am

"Given the widespread popularity of Walt Disney productions, it is not surprising that Taos Pueblo artist Pop Chalee's work has been dismissively labeled as 'Bambi art,' or imitative of the stylized, wide-eyed animals popularized by the Walt Disney Studio. HOWEVER, Pop Chalee first began painting forest images in 1936; the Disney studio did not begin sketches for bambi until 1937, and the film was not released until 1941.

Source: BLOG: NATURE AND CULTURE, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007 (this will take you to another website)

Beatien Yazz Original Painting of a Leaping Fawn