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Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Posted in ART, SCULPTURE, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by echostains

Continuing with the Sinister Shadow theatre (Page 49 of my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’)

page 49

page 49

 

‘The German artist Katherina Fritsch’s powerful spatially dominant sculpture ‘Rattenkonig’ (Rat King) 1993 -94 is the product of a very ordinary experience which the artist had in a large city (at the back of New York Art institution).  She finds herself in front of a large rathole.  The idea was born for a ring of huge rats, geometrically linked to for a crown.

fritsch-ratking-

 

 

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This awakens associations with the legends and stories of a circular tangle of knotted rats tails, a seat of infection and a demonic throng.  Whereas the kind of rat found on the shelves of toy shops represents a ‘lovable cuddly copy’, the sexless 2.8 metre high creatures in the ‘Rottenkonig‘ installation resemble the immaterial simulation of computer design.  Fritsch is fascinated with the English Arts and Crafts movement and she applies the ideology of enhancing perfect industrial and perfectly crafted products in her sculptures.’

Source: Uta Grosenick ‘Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century’ Taschen 2001

an earlier work by katharina-fritsch 'man and mouse' 1991 -92

Coincidentally, I saw this exhibition at the London Tate Modern in 2001 and was immediately struck by the similarity of page 48 of The Sinister Shadow Theatre (below)

page 48

page 48

 

The rest of the transcription;

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

pages 40 -45

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My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continued

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , , on May 19, 2009 by echostains

I celebrate my 170th post today and still I’m not at the end of my transcription……

Continuing with my transcription on Paula Rego’s ‘Snow ‘White and her Stepmother.  I am now coming to the part where I cncentrate on the Stepmothers arms.  I call this the Sinister Shadow Theatre’

page 46

page 46

 

The scarey trees in Disney film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ terrified Rego as a child…..

page 47

page 47

 

We fill the spaces in with our own fears.  The imagination is always far more scarier than what is written….

page 48

 

 

 

 

 

page 48

The sillouette of the image throws up lots of interesting possibilities…

page 49

page 49

Continued tomorrow

Pages so far;-

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39

pages 40 -45

Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother by Paula Rego page 40 – 45 ‘The Sinister Shadow Theatre’

Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags , , , on May 15, 2009 by echostains

 

page 40

page 40

Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’.  This is page 40.  I am concentrating now on the hands of the stepmother:

 

page 41
page 41

Note how the stepmother’s hands are both grasping and exploring in an almost gloating way:-

Sillouettes of these hands form a sinister shadow theatre:-

 

pages 42 and 43
pages 42 and 43

By digitally manipulating the hands and elongating them, the sinister shadows grow longer as in a shadow theatre – and thereby become much scarier: –

To be continued tomorrow

The pages so far;

Pages 1 – 5

Pages 6 – 13

Pages 14 – 21

Pages 22 – 25

Pages 26 – 28

Pages 29 – 30

 pages 33 – 36

page 37

page 38

page 39