Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City
Wizard of Oz; Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City 24×36 G/P Thomas Kinkade Canvas
The Wizard of Oz is one of America’s favorite movies, and for good reason. The story of one girl’s dream, it teaches us an important lesson about finding virtues we never knew we had inside of us when it counts the most. Thomas Kinkade has re-imagined this iconic movie in his painting “Dorthy Discovers the Emerald City.” Read what Thomas Kinkade said about this piece when it was released:
“Like most children of my era I was intrigued by The Wizard of Oz during its annual presentation on our TV screen. This adventure provided the ultimate daydream for a young artist whose imagination yearned to “follow the Yellow Brick Road”.
To recreate my passion for Oz in visual form, I utilized my imagination to journey beyond what had been created for the original movie. As is the case with my Disney paintings, each Oz painting will be an attempt to capture the essence of the entire movie in a single emotionally charged image. In the first Oz painting we see Dorothy and friends as they view the fabled Emerald City for the first time. The familiar cast of characters is here – Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow – as well as the Wicked Witch of the West, scary Winged Monkeys, and of course the Munchkins. We can even see Glinda the Good Witch floating in her transparent sphere of light, as though to bless the journey of the travelers.
I envision this painting as the first piece in what I will refer to as the “Oz Octet”, a collection of eight epic paintings intended to celebrate great moments from this classic film. The eight paintings in this collection will present a monumental challenge to my abilities as a story teller and picture maker. Yet like my Disney collection, I expect this collection to flourish as collectors discover that each painting builds upon the next.Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City is a panorama of the great places from the film. Though while watching the movie none of us can be entirely sure where the Wicked Witch’s Castle is located in relation to the Emerald City, I have placed it distinctly in the foreground suggesting a barren land that must be traversed to encounter the delights beyond. Like The Wizard of Oz film, my painting presents the raw emotions of myth and daydream as they collide with wondrous imagination.
For those collectors who are ready to engage my Oz collection, rest assured that Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City is the starting point of an epic adventure in a land “over the rainbow”.
Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City is the first painting depicting a Warner Brothers film.
++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Gallery Proof (G/P) CANVAS (Frame included! See below)
++++ Thomas Kinkade created this painting in 2010
++++ Rare! This Edition is Limited to only 175 in the world!
++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting This is a luminous work of art that shines. This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset, with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)
++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature
++++ Gold Foil Remarque on front of canvas
++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!
++++ Brass Plaque with the legend “Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City ~~Thomas Kinkade”
++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included
++++About Gallery Proof Editions ~~
Gallery Proof Edition (G/P)Gallery Proofs are issued in quantities significantly smaller than S/N. They can be distinguished from the S/N edition by the unique gold foil remarque stamped onto the image and the designation of G/P in the numbering process.