Storytelling – getting the pictures from my head into yours

Posts tagged “fairytales

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Rapunzel’s Tower – not IRL!

Rapunzel's Tower - not IRL!

So – is it poverty of imagination? Or the ability to see the fairytale world in reality? Sleeping Beauty, too, has a real-life, semi-overgrown castle as her model in Ubbelohde’s world. But then the Grimm stories DO take place in sleepy old Germany… and the interiors in Schmidhammer are just as real…

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Rapunzelturm

Rapunzelturm

Lustschlößchen in Amönau (Hesse, Germany) – template for Rapunzel tower – this, in some ways, is what storytellers do: when they describe some fantastic scene or other they usually have something real in their head. Or do you disagree?


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Ubbelohde’s Frog Prince

Ubbelohde's Frog Prince

which is a Frog-King in German and Slav languages…
Ubbelohde also chooses real buildings as the models for his fairytale settings.


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Schmidhammer’s Little Red Riding Hood

Schmidhammer's Little Red Riding Hood

What a scary forest! What a scary wolf! What a wonderful green he had available for the whole book!


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Arpad Schmidhammer’s version of The Golden Goose

Arpad Schmidhammer's version of The Golden Goose

Schmidhammer is an exciting illustrator of Grimm stories whom I’ve just discovered – and I want to keep quiet about the books he illustrated during WW1.