Discovered through the Brain Pickings website: more gorgeous illustrations, this time in the form of Andrea Dezsö’s work in the newly released The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition.
To accompany the original tales told by the Brothers Grimm, the artist created hauntingly beautiful black and white ink drawings that are made to look like cut paper. Stark, bold, rich, and a delightful mix of darkness and whimsy.
I highly recommend taking a look at the rest of Andrea Dezsö’s work on her website – there are more cut paper silhouette illustrations, along with embroidery work and ceramic and glass pieces.
Also, I do love the un-Disney-fied fairy tales. They are more raw, have a nice bit of horror to them, and were never intended for children.
“It is time for parents and publishers to stop dumbing down the Grimms’ tales for children” – editor Jack Zipes (as told to the Guardian)