This Wonderland Alice in Wonderland embellished giclee on canvas by Jared Franco is a celebration of all the diverse and colorful characters featured in this beloved 1951 Disney classic.
Wonderland... a place that seems so impossibly mind-bending and complex, yet so extraordinarily beautiful in all its colorful mysteries. Artist Jared Franco's new masterpiece, shares these qualities with the topsy-turvy place that inspired it.
A celebratory homage to Walt Disney's 1951 animated classic "Alice in Wonderland", Franco's wildly ambitious oil painting took on almost mural-like proportions in order to contain the vast amount of detail which visually traverses nearly every story beat in the animated film. The original painting measures in at 3 feet high and a staggering 7 feet wide! This epic painting came to life over the course of several months. Before a single drop of paint touched the canvas, this intricate layout and design had to be carefully developed through a series of concepts and pencil illustrations. Once the painting process itself began, every one of the 3,024 square inches of the canvas were hand-painted in magnificent detail, one brushstroke at a time.
About this exceptionally detailed work of art, Jared says:
"FROM THE PATH THAT ALICE FOLLOWS WHICH FADES UNDER THE WATER, TO THE ANATOMY AND WHIMSICAL NATURE OF THE LEAVES AND EVERY STRAND OF GRASS, I METICULOUSLY POURED OVER EVERY DETAIL OF THIS PAINTING. I TOOK MY TIME WITH THE TEXTURES OF EVERY CHARACTER, THE SHADOWS AND LIGHT REACTING ON EVERY SUBJECT WHICH GRADUALLY CHANGE AS THE SCENES TRANSITION ACROSS CANVAS. THERE WAS TRULY NOTHING OUT OF MIND AS I MADE MY WAY THROUGH THE CREATION OF THIS PIECE. I WANTED TO PERFECTLY BRING THIS WONDERFUL LAND TO LIFE - TO LITERALLY MAKE THE VIEWER FEEL LIKE THEY ARE THERE AS THEIR EYES TAKE THE TRIP THROUGH WONDERLAND."
Wonderland by Jared Franco comes rolled, signed and with a certificate of authenticity. It can be stretched for an additional framing and shipping charge.
About Jared Franco:
Franco is an exclusively self-taught artist, who began drawing at the age of three. He has known ever since, that being an artist is the only creative outlet in life he desires. His grandfather created impeccable paintings of British and French history, this is unquestionably where Franco inherited his passion to paint. Initially, Franco favored drawing, Franco pulled inspiration from beloved painters such as Salvador Dali, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. as he formed a passion for surrealism. He served in the US Army from 2006-2010, with 101st Infantry, out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his stint in the army, he deployed to Iraq for 15 months. While overseas, he had to put his artistic passion on hold. However, upon returning in 2010, he picked up his paint brush, springing him forward onto his journey of becoming a fine artist. His artistic efforts focused on the fantasy genre, and of course, his long-time childhood love of Disney characters and storytelling. He dreamed of one day becoming a Disney artist and made that his greatest life goal. Now, a reality, he’s determined to create the most beautiful, classic Disney art, yet with a flare, which makes them only recognizable as a Jared Franco piece.
“I’ve spent most of my life watching and studying Disney movies, and still do now. From my earliest memories I remember being truly inspired by the art and found myself watching entire movies over and over again -- admiring and studying the artwork. This passion drove me to create my own paintings,” says Franco. “I never imagined I’d be doing it for Disney Fine Art.”