DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: SERENADE OF THE HEART
MEDIUM: Giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
SIZE: 18" x 12"
EDITION SIZE: 1500
ARTIST: Rob Kaz
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated Classics and features Lady and the Tramp outside of Tony's in one of their most famous scenes!
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: Rob Kaz, following graduation from UCF, began working for a number of small animation studios. Because Disney had recently relocated their animation studios to California and left many animators in Central Florida who chose not to uproot, Rob found himself working" alongside, quite possibly, the most talented artists I've ever known right there in those small studios." Their influence was invaluable.
While at the studios, Rob had the opportunity to work in many areas of film. In particular, the time spent in character creation and environments heavily influenced his painting style.
For some time, Rob worked as a character artist for Electronic Arts (EA Tiburon) creating human likenesses in games such as Madden and NCAA football.
When Rob paints, he imagines places he'd rather be and he imagines friends along the way. Those two categories, Places I'd Rather Be and Friends Along the Way, occurred naturally as Rob began building a body of work. In most cases, his paintings easily fall into one or the other (and sometimes both).
When his last contract ended with EA, Rob took a leap of faith and began painting full-time. Today, Rob's work is a mirror of his background in animation and video game art.
ABOUT THE FILM: Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney and released by Buena Vista Film Distribution. It was the first animated film distributed by the company and the first animated feature filmed in the CinemaScope widescreen film process.
Based on the 1945 Cosmopolitan magazine story of "Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog" by Ward Greene, Lady, and the Tramp tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family and a male stray mutt called the Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures and fall in love.
Lady and the Tramp was released to theaters on June 22, 1955, to box office success. It initially received mixed to negative reviews by film critics, but critical reception for the film has been generally positive in modern times, and the film is now seen as one of the best-animated films from Disney.