ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s 2006 Film the Cars. Lightning McQueen makes an appearance in front of Flo's V-8 Cafe.
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: Brilliantly composed and filled with vibrant color, the paintings of Manuel Hernandez are a feast for the eyes. Reflecting the mastery and energy of some of the finest artists to ever fill the pages of Disney history, Hernandez’s work captures the magic and essence of this timeless artistic tradition and moves it reverently into the twenty-first century.
Manuel’s meticulous attention to detail is the hallmark to his paintings. Traditionally trained, Manuel Hernandez, a Southern California native was originally inspired and influenced by the contemporary illustrative works of J.C. Leyendecker, Dean Cornwell and Norman Rockwell. Having studied and apprenticed as an illustrator, Manuel Hernandez developed his skills with pen and brush to a level of mastery that would come to satisfy even the most discerning eye of some of the more critical Disney art traditionalists.
When asked to contribute his artistic interpretation of the Walt Disney legend Hernandez set about to create a fresh perspective utilizing a modern Americana theme made famous by his early illustrative influences. Armed with many years of study and an equally demanding self-drive for perfectionism, Hernandez incorporated the powerful style of Muralist Diego Rivera, which when blended with his illustrative technique helped to create the unique and passionate artwork, he would become famous for.
ABOUT THE FILM: Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Set in a world populated entirely by anthropomorphic talking cars and other vehicles, the film stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman (in his final acting role), Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Michael Wallis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Guido Quaroni, Michael Keaton, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger and Richard Petty, while race car drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher and car enthusiast Jay Leno voice themselves.
Cars was nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature, but lost but won both the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The film was dedicated to Joe Ranft, the film's co-director and co-writer, who died in a car crash during the film's production.