Tag Archives: folklore

Holiday Books and Movies

This fun quiz came from Abbie Lu. Check out her site any book lovers out there. If you wish, take the quiz and link to us! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SEASON’S GREADINGS! 1) FAVORITE BOOK/S TO READ DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON? These would … Continue reading

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Viktor Vasnetsov, (1848-1926, Russia), Birds of Joy and Sorrow

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Viktor Vasnetsov, (Russia) Three Queens, 1884

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Hedgehog in the Fog, animated short (and book) by Yuri Norstein

Watch here. Just amazing. The most poetic stop motion hedgehog you will ever see.

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Art by Francesca Yarbusova for Yuri Norstein’s HedgeHog in the Fog

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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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Aleksey Myakishev photo protected by copyright

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Nightmare or indigestion

Today I came across a peculiar image paying homage to the Romantic painter Fuseli’s The Nightmare. See both images and more below. Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), The Nightmare 1870-1890 Advertisement for baking powder to cure indigestion and nightmares On The Nightmare, a favorite painting of … Continue reading

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John Atkinson Grimshaw, Spirit of the Night

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 – 1893), British Victorian-era painter. This image precedes J.M. Barrie’s Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, which was written as a play in 1904 and as a book in 1911.

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Swiss tapestry, 1430-1447

In the German speaking world of the late fourteenth to fifteenth centuries the role of Wild people and fabulous beasts was an  important theme in art, poetry and pageant.  Wildness implied man’s natural instincts, pleasures, and freedom, as opposed to … Continue reading

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