GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES
Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Edited by Karen Marta.
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For Tales of the Brothers Grimm, thirty-six celebrated and lesser-known of the unsanitized fairy tales collected by the illustrious brothers were carefully chosen by artist Natalie Frank, re-interpreted in seventy-five gouache and chalk pastel drawings, and cast in a Surrealist dreamscape. This will be the largest collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales ever illustrated by a fine artist. Each of the tales opens with a hand-drawn title page, is framed by a unique border, and small drawings punctuate each story, all in the tradition of classic fairy tale editions. In Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Frank draws special attention to the roles of women in the original form of these fairy tales: these were stories told and collected by women and Frank's drawings, for the first time, recast these characters as complex Feminist protagonists. The foremost Grimm scholar, Jack Zipes, introduces the book and contextualizes these stories and drawings within a history of the Brothers Grimm, its illustrations, and the tradition of the fairy tale. A complex and unique world of the imagination emerges from the pairing of these tales with Frank’s drawings, assembled by the celebrated designer, Marian Bantjes. Additional texts include a conversation between the artist and director Julie Taymor, as well as essays by Feminist art historian Linda Nochlin and curator Claire Gilman.
This book marks Frank’s exhibitions of drawings based on the Brothers Grimm at:
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
April 10-June 28, 2015
Blanton Museum of Art
University of Texas, Austin
July 11-November 15, 2015.
University of Kentucky Art Museum
May 7-July 31, 2016
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Read Linda Nochlin's essay, Natalie Frank: The Dark Side of the Fairy Tale (Modern Painters, March, 2015) in full.
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