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Continuing with my transcription of Paula Rego’s ‘Snow White and her Stepdaughter’ page 50
This page continues from the sinster shadow theatre, where I explored the similarities of Katherina Fritsch’s Rattenkonig (Rat King 1993 – 1994) with page 49
I then linked this with Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’. Imagination can play some strange tricks. Shadows become threatening. Innocent shapes take on menacing possibilities…..
Transcription: ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 49 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continuedPosted in ART, SCULPTURE, TRANSCRIPTION with tags ART, katherian fritsch, paula rego, shadow theatre, snow white, Transcription 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’)
‘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.
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
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)
The rest of the transcription;
My 170th Post! Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego, Page 46 -48 The Sinister Shadow Theatre continuedPosted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags ART, paula rego, shadow theatre, snow white, Transcription 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’
The scarey trees in Disney film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ terrified Rego as a child…..
We fill the spaces in with our own fears. The imagination is always far more scarier than what is written….
The sillouette of the image throws up lots of interesting possibilities…
Pages so far;-
Transcription: Snow White and her Stepmother by Paula Rego page 40 – 45 ‘The Sinister Shadow Theatre’Posted in ART, TRANSCRIPTION with tags ART, paula rego, shadow theatre, Transcription on May 15, 2009 by echostains
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:
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:-
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;
Well, I can’t believe that this is my 160th post! What on earth have I found to write (or ramble on about?) I now have 11 categories. Some of these are well left behind – like the London Jaunt and LasVegas. They’re nice to look back on though. I am continuing with my Transcription. That consists of two journals stuck together and I am nearly coming to the end of the first one.