Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Pop culture artists love to reimagine fairytale characters
Frequently blogs refer to these as interpretations of Disney characters and stories, but they’re wrong. These are characters in the public domain. Artists are free to make Cinderella and Snow White into sexy sirens or turn Sleeping Beauty into a zombie, for instance.
Artists who have tried to do the same things with Mattel’s Barbie dolls have faced lawsuits for violating copyright and trademark laws. Barbie is not in the public domain and may never be.
Here are some recent examples of pop culture artists having fun with fairytale characters and stories.
Sexy fairytale princesses, 2012
pin-up art for calendars. His portrayals include Cinderella (above and top photo), Little Bo Peep, Alice in Wonderland, and Wendy and Tinkerbell of “Peter Pan.”
His 2012 calendar is available for order at his online store.
Realistic versions of Disney princesses
Another sexy Cinderella
GeekTyrant noted, “I can see why her step-sisters were jealous.”
(More artwork by Poux can be found at CG Hub.)
Tattooed fairytale princesses
GeekTyrant and check out the artist’s work at DeviantArt.)
Modern apparel for Disney princesses
(See story at GeekTyrant and the artist’s website at DeviantArt.)
Minimalist poster art for fairytale stories
(See article at Super Punch.)