The Princess and The pea
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
O Flautista de Hamelin
Children’s theater poster. Serious fun with the type on this one!
Jack and the Steamstalk
YES! LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
Hansel & Gretel
Goldilocks and the 3 bears for sketch dailies
"Trois robes" - by Lajeunefille inspired by the Charles Perrault’s fairytale, Donkeyskin.
- "Robe couleur soleil." // Dress color of the sun.
- "Robe couleur du temps." // Dress color of time.( In the original it’s actually a dress, color of the weather. But french uses the same word, “temps” so say “time” and “weather”.)
- "Robe couleur de lune." // Dress color of the moon.
In the end I talk about Little red riding hood. For me is the most interesting fairytail.
The red of the hood can be the first period the girl, the gift of feminine from the other women of the family or also a sign of her fate. The Wolf can also be part of the soul of the lil’ girl, a fear inside her. But I prefer to think of the beast as something physical, real. In the Grimm’s fairytale we know that the girl is saved by the hunter, but she’s matured in the belly of the wolf, because she’s the one that think how to kill the wolf. Also, in the future, she will meet another wolf and she will run away from him (there are two parts in the Grimm’s fairytale)
BUT not everyone knows about Charles Perrault whom in thw 1697 wrote another version of the fairytale: Le Petit Chaperon rouge. If you ever want to read this tale, be prepared: the Wolf is without no doubt a rapist and the story ends with the death of Lil’riding hood.
New Bluebeard (work in progress), 12th September
2014 / mixed technics on paper
by Olivier Flandrois
Having observed that the key to the closet was stained with blood, she tried two or three times to wipe it off; but the blood would not come out; in vain did she wash it, and even rub it with soap and sand. The blood still remained, for the key was magical and she could never make it quite clean.
Bluebeard returned from his journey the same evening and the next morning he asked her for the keys, which she gave him, but with such a trembling hand that he easily guessed what had happened.