As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about portraits, the great precursor to photographs?
This portrait of Beast will adorn the walls of the Be Our Guest Restaurant. The use of light in this painting is what really strikes me. The shadows set a slightly foreboding mood and the light seems to brighten only around Beast’s human-like eyes, a trick that draws yours up to his.
And check out this portrait of Gaston, who strives to strike the “perfect” hunting pose – so much so that it’s humorous. This portrait will hold a place of honor as one of the main pieces of artwork in Gaston’s Tavern. And speaking of Gaston’s Tavern, many of you have been asking for an update on this food and beverage location. Our Food Author Pam Brandon hopes to have something to share very soon!
So who do you think posed for the best portrait? Tell us in the comments section below!
Many of you asked, in the comments section of last week’s post, about openings. Here’s the most updated info we have at this time:
- July 2012: Both sides of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Dumbo’s big top tent queue, and the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station kids’ water play area
- Holidays 2012: Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston’s Tavern, and Ariel’s Grotto
- 2013: Princess Fairytale Hall (meet-and-greet area)
- 2014: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction
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