Walt Disney: Fantasies Never Gets Old
Walt Disney was one of the most creative minds of the 20th century. He invented not only Mickey Mouse, using animation to revolutionise the art of story telling through film, he also created an inimitable universe of imagination that is uniting generations and cultures to this day.
The exhibition travels back to Walt Disney’s earliest inspirations, European fairy tales he became acquainted with through silent films and storybooks. For the first time, this exhibition juxtaposes original copies of the books purchased at that time with original drawings from his films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia or The Jungle Book.
His curiosity for all kinds of artistic expression bore witness to his ambition: He wanted to use his preferred medium for presenting the wonders humans can conjure up from their imagination in a way that was accessible for everyone. In doing so, he created a new art form that drew from classic art history.