Disney figures have become an integral part of contemporary art since their invention. The characters, which often have archetypal features, inspire new artists to reinterpret them in their own way thanks to their timeless appearance.
A particularly spectacular example of the scenic depiction of Disney characters comes from Portland-based artist Heather Theurer. The painter creates stunning oil paintings that show the character of the characters from their most beautiful side. Theurer paints Disney-inspired paintings that are categorized by some people as a Renaissance style. The artist herself, however, says that her works are more similar to the pre-Raphaelists of the late 19th century.
Each of her works impresses not only because of the painter’s artistic skills, but also, or above all, because of the finely crafted symbolism, which presents the essence of the depicted Disney characters all the more precisely. The stories from the books and films are depicted with all their fine nuances. In creating her works, Theurer seeks to go beyond the physical appearance and focuses on capturing the characters’ problems, hopes and pride – attributes that are not obvious at first glance.
By way of example, you can look at the following details of her works to understand the care with which she painted the Disney characters: