Thursday, March 08, 2012
Ralph Mcquarrie Sketches
Monster Brains viewer M Rogers perfectly describes the above McQuarrie drawings.. 'This is what the memory of Star Wars will remain for me: a parade of wonder. Regardless of whatever saccharine vagaries have turned the original saga into a bag of doritos, i will always remember the sense of expansiveness and magic that seemed to emanate from the various Star Wars that could have been, the stelliform "alternate realities" suggested by production/development art like McQuarrie's and by the sense of a greater history and context that existed before the prequels. Even now, hating that bag of "StarWar-itos" with all of my being, these sketches fill me with a childlike sense of wonder, fear, and excitement. McQuarrie's designs suggest a Star Wars before Star Wars, an unrealized virtual history for a film that pulled a Back to the Future on itself and perverted its own development with "glittering prizes and endless compromises." '
Ralph McQuarrie paintings coming up this weekend.
Posted by Aeron at 3/08/2012