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Ralph McQuarrie, we salute you!

Ralph McQuarrie

Ralph McQuarrie, el artista conceptual cuyas ilustraciones y diseños de personajes fueron claves para que los ejectutivos de la 20th Century Fox le dieran las lucas a Lucas, falleció ayer a los ochenta y dos años de edad. McQuarrie también estuvo involucrado en el desarrollo de la serie original de Battlestar Galactica, E.T. el Extraterrestre y Cocoon, por la que ganó un Oscar.

A continuación, las palabras que George Lucas dedicó a su amigo y colaborador en el sitio oficial de Star Wars junto a un slideshow de su extraordinario arte:

I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a visionary artist and such a humble man. Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of Ralph’s fabulous illustrations and say, ‘Do it like this.’

Beyond the movies, his artwork has inspired at least two generations of younger artists—all of whom learned through Ralph that movies are designed. Like me, they were thrilled by his keen eye and creative imagination, which always brought concepts to their most ideal plateau. In many ways, he was a generous father to a conceptual art revolution that was born of his artwork, and which seized the imaginations of thousands and propelled them into the film industry. In that way, we will all be benefiting from his oeuvre for generations to come. Beyond that, I will always remember him as a kind and patient, and wonderfully talented, friend and collaborator.

—George Lucas

Desde esta humilde mazmorra, saludamos a este grande entre grandes.


Written by Amo del Calabozo

March 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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  1. Cuando Luke era Luke Starkiller.

    Gracias mr. Ralph.

    We salute you.

    Gabriel Bornes

    March 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

  2. we miss you already…


    March 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

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