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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Hamlet, Ulysses, Sirens and Stepsisters
'Peace' in the Catalan language, spoken in Spain
Spanish children in traditional costume
Here is a paper doll representing Spain from an old paperdoll set, 1934.
Thanks Origamibears for sharing!
I did a little color correcting on the first page of clothes. Do you like it?
I think it is probably closer to the original printing. Just because ours are yellowed now doesn't mean that's what they looked like when first printed!
Today I am sharing 3 of my Collage Art Dolls that have a
Reminder: I use all recycled junk mail to make my art!
Go Shakespeare, the Grimm Brothers and Homer!
Shakespeare and Homer don't really fit into a 'fairy tale' category,
thus we have
(feeling a little smarter already?!)
First we will tackle Ulysses and the Sea Sirens.
Ulysses' adventures were first written by Homer,
although Alfred Tennyson later helped him to become famous with his poetry.
'Ulysses and the Sirens'
by Herbert James Draper, c. 1909
Here is a different interpretation by John W. Waterhouse: