Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The dark side of fairy tales

As I’ve pointed out many times, artists love to play with themes and characters from fairy tales to find new things to say about them.
Photographer Thomas Czarnecki has posted a series called “From Enchantment to Down,” which puts a dark spin on Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas.
The eye-opening photos have a cruel, misogynistic feel to them. They present sinister endings for the beloved Disneyfied princesses.
Check out the series at his website.
Gizmodo has a good write-up and reader commentary as well.

Photos: Samples of Thomas Czarnecki’s fairy tale princess series “From Enchantment to Down,” including Cinderella (top) and Sleeping Beauty.

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