Saturday, May 15, 2021

Post 118: There's No Place Like Home, 8x8 Acrylic Stretched Canvas

Painting Name: There's No Place Like Home

AKA: The Red Shoes, but more accurately, The Ruby Slippers. And she had her way home on her feet the whole time

Medium: Acrylic
Size: 8x8 Stretched Canvas
Price: No Longer Available
Edition Year: 2021
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What Brought About this Painting?
Wouldn't these be the most famous shoes in the world? From a movie that has long been a favorite in my family, "The Wizard of Oz". A most beloved movie, every year for my cousins, my aunts, my mom, we will watch it every time.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:36 PM: I may tinker with it a little more tomorrow, but the Ruby Slippers are about done.

Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:02 AM: I did tinker with it a tad and updated the final image above. Let me know what you think!

See the real pictures below from the last time I was at the Smithsonian.

From Wikipedia:
"The ruby slippers are the magic pair of shoes worn by Dorothy Gale as played by Judy Garland in the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film "The Wizard of Oz". Because of their iconic stature, the ruby slippers are among the most valuable items of film memorabilia. A number of pairs were made for the film, though the exact number is unknown. Five pairs are known to have survived; one pair was stolen from a museum in 2005 and recovered in 2018."

It's an interesting read on Wikipedia - I didn't know that one of the pairs of shoes had been stolen and lost for a number of years.

From Nov 28, 2015: That's my mom and aunt in the background with the actual shoes encased at the Smithsonian Institute. 

Just think, these shoes at this time are about 83 years old.

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