Tag Archives: fairy tales

Theodor Kittelson, Norwegian artist 1857-1914

Famous for his art of fairy tales, legends and trolls. Here the princess looks like she is delousing a troll. Kittelson’s art looks a bit like it influenced the trolls of Maurice Sendak.  

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Favourite Fairy Tales told in Scotland

In this rather disturbing Scottish legend, the sea monster eats a number of maidens (sacrificed to it) before it is killed off and transformed into the Shetland Islands. My five-year old bairn was not too thrilled to hear about  all … Continue reading

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Diego Dayer, (b. 1978 Argentina), Vanity, 2009

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David Stoupakis, Soup, 2008

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David Stoupakis, Never Trust an Apple, 2012

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David Stoupakis, The Other Side, 2005

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Brian Drury, Feast (still life from taxidermy). “A Man Must Have a Hobby” –Psycho

This is such a dark yet truly original work of art and concept, an update on still life with a rather dark world view and also seems to bring in something from children’s tales like Aesop. So much more original … Continue reading

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Marianne Stokes, Victorian painter, Snow White

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Egon Rusina, Sleeping Beauty

South Tyrolean painter born 1949. Genre is fantastic realism. I think this is a fabulous interpretation of Sleeping Beauty for the modern world.

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Katerina Plotnikova, photographer

I will be honest:  I have reservations with Ms. Plotnikova using wild animals in her work, but this is a beautiful picture nonetheless.

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