Tuesday, October 04, 2016
The Backside of Vinyls - Haunted Mansion Tightrope Portrait
With Halloween just around the corner, I decided a Haunted Mansion Vinylmation would be appropriate for October's The Backside of Vinyls. This is the ballerina from the tightrope portrait in the Haunted Mansion.
Naturally, the back of this vinyl is largely the back of the ballerina herself. Her collared dress, her hair, and her white gloves. In the back of her left ear is the parasol she holds while standing on the tightrope, and some of the foliage from the painting can be seen in the back of her right ear.
The best part of the back side of this figure is the crocodile at her feet, which extends around to the left and right side of the vinyl. The detail by Ron Cohee is very impressive, with no space wasted. I love how you can turn this figure around to see the extension of the portraits, in the same way that the portrait itself appears one way in the Haunted Mansion, before transforming to give a very different image as the room stretches. You can see the guests in their "corruptible mortal state" by looking only at the front of the vinyl, and see the complete portrait by looking at the backs of the figures. Perfect!