“In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected."
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
“Fairy tales have always got to have something a bit scary for children – as long as you make them laugh as well.”
“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.”
I’ll start with RED RIDING HOOD
Ethel Franklin Betts
Elizabeth Orton Jones
John Everett Millais
Richard Hermann Eschke
oh this is wonderful. i love rackham’s work. and dore too
i don’t know the artists, they’re just random ones i found. the first one is rackham. to me there was always something creepy about sleeping beauty. found a dore to add, too!
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
beautiful, thank you!! xD
walter crane. good one tommy
Thanks. I love Dore
edit – what the shit
heh. that happened to me too! that stupid site won’t let u jack their stuff
my 3rd sleeping beauty above is a nielsen, a bad washed out copy that i now regret so this is to make up
and here’s his terrific rapunzel
sort of japanese/viking stuff. nielsen worked for disney for awhile including on the bald mtn sequence in fantasia
Kay Nielsen’s Hansel and Gretel:
Jan Pienkowski’s Fairy Tale Library
He uses water marbling, silhouettes, and hand lettering.
You can find more here.
banksy (w/michael jackson as the witch)
“Six Scenes from Hansel and Gretel”
India ink; six panels
Martinus—Those are amazing images. I must seek that out.
These are all amazing images, actually—I love this thread.
Allow me to include one that isn’t a classical fairy tale, but I think fits (and is something I love for very personal reasons).
Also, from Ireland:
Sorry. Artsy Crafty got me…
wow, beautiful! and love the russian illustrations, girlfriend
Shit. I’m going to moderate my previous posts so they don’t take up so much wasted space. I’ll figure out another way to post them.
beauty and the beast
the frog prince