DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: A GENTLE BEAST
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated Film the Beauty and the Beast
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each Treasures On Canvas Collection Features stunning Limited-Edition artwork by many of your favorite artists. All titles are released in limited editions of 1500 and arrive beautifully gallery-wrapped and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Officially Licensed artwork by Disney
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Karin Arruda is a Brazilian artist who became interested in art at an early age. When she was seven years old, she began attending a Catholic art school that was recognized for being one of the best in the country. During her time at this school Karin learned several classic techniques in art.
Despite her passion for art, Karin’s career began in the field of veterinary medicine. During her time in college Karin’s deep personal connection to her artwork continued, and she left her veterinary career to dedicate herself exclusively to her passion for art with paper.
After traveling across Brazil teaching her paper sculpting technique to over 3000 students, Karin launched online classes in English and Portuguese through her website to teach her technique. In Brazil, Karin created two exhibitions called Faith in Paper, where sacred images were presented on white paper. Her works have also been used to illustrate children's books and magazine covers.
ABOUT THE FILM: Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the 1756 French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and ideas from the 1946 French film of the same name directed by Jean Cocteau. Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast, voice of Robby Benson, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle, voice of Paige O'Hara, a young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To break the curse, Beast must learn to love Belle and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose or else the Beast will remain a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.