Pastiche is an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period. So for this project we are to create a 15-60 second video in the style of an artist.
I began looking at designers who I like and originally planned on creating a video on Sibylline Meynet but while reading her “about” page realised that I should be looking at one of my favourite designers Mary Blair. She has a strong style through her uses of shape and colour so I think this would translate well into a pastiche.
Blair was an artist and designer who spent much of her career working at Disney and was one of Walt Disney’s favourite artists. She helped to develop visuals for Dumbo, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to name but a few. Once my artist was selected it’s given me the chance to research her work in order to develop ideas for my pastiche video.