caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in an anti-fairy tale.

examples: the poor boy in the grave (der unglückliche junge im grab), der fischer und seine frau (the fisherman and his wife), wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west

the term “anti-fairy tale” was first used in german as antimärchen by andré jolles in 1929 as a designation for fairy tales that have a tragic rather than the normal happy ending…even the most positive fairy tales have aspects of an anti-fairy tale if one applies the concept to the negative hero or antihero in such tales. the story of the stepmother in snow white, for example, would be an anti-fairy tale of sorts, since she is shown to be an utterly evil person who finds her cruel and final punishment in the end. seen in this light, one could consider such literary fairy tales as ludwig tieck’s der blonde eckbert (eckbert the blond, 1797) or some of franz kafka’s short stories or fables as approximating the idea of an anti-fairy tale. however, the term has also been used to refer to modern literary reworkings of fairy tales that stress the more negative scenes or motifs, since they appear to be more realistic reflections of the problems of modern society…some of these texts and illustrations are indeed grim reactions to the traditional grimm fairy tales, contrasting the perfect world of the fairy tale with sociopolitical issues, marital problems, and economic worries. and yet, fairy tales and anti-fairy tales complement each other as traditional and innovative signs of the human condition.

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in an anti-fairy tale.

examples: the poor boy in the grave (der unglückliche junge im grab), der fischer und seine frau (the fisherman and his wife), wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west

the term “anti-fairy tale” was first used in german as antimärchen by andré jolles in 1929 as a designation for fairy tales that have a tragic rather than the normal happy ending…even the most positive fairy tales have aspects of an anti-fairy tale if one applies the concept to the negative hero or antihero in such tales. the story of the stepmother in snow white, for example, would be an anti-fairy tale of sorts, since she is shown to be an utterly evil person who finds her cruel and final punishment in the end. seen in this light, one could consider such literary fairy tales as ludwig tieck’s der blonde eckbert (eckbert the blond, 1797) or some of franz kafka’s short stories or fables as approximating the idea of an anti-fairy tale. however, the term has also been used to refer to modern literary reworkings of fairy tales that stress the more negative scenes or motifs, since they appear to be more realistic reflections of the problems of modern society…some of these texts and illustrations are indeed grim reactions to the traditional grimm fairy tales, contrasting the perfect world of the fairy tale with sociopolitical issues, marital problems, and economic worries. and yet, fairy tales and anti-fairy tales complement each other as traditional and innovative signs of the human condition.

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et-in-arkadia:

—Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

et-in-arkadia:

—Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

ominousbean:

I bet Zeus became a lot more open-minded after having Athena.

darkface:

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Posted on 18 septembre with 270 notes

mythology meme:  [1/8] myths, legends, and stories
↳ ‘koit ja hämarik’ (‘dawn and dusk’)

Considered one of the most beautiful Estonian myths of popular origin, ‘Koit ja Hämarik’ is a fabricated myth by F. R. Faehlmann, first published in 1840. It has since become a beloved folk tale in Estonia.
Dusk is the female spirit responsible for extinguishing the light of the Sun when the night comes, and Dawn is her male counterpart responsible for re-lighting the Sun in the morning. Although they only met once a day so Dusk could hand over the Sun to Dawn, the two fell deeply in love. The Grandfather saw this and offered to let them marry, but the couple declined the offer and asked to remain unwed, because that way their love would remain forever bright and new. The Grandfather blessed their decision and the two only meet for a longer time during the four weeks around summer solstice, when the flowers bloom at their most beautiful and the nightingales sing most sweetly. 

mythology meme:  [1/8] myths, legends, and stories

↳ ‘koit ja hämarik’ (‘dawn and dusk’)

Considered one of the most beautiful Estonian myths of popular origin, ‘Koit ja Hämarik’ is a fabricated myth by F. R. Faehlmann, first published in 1840. It has since become a beloved folk tale in Estonia.

Dusk is the female spirit responsible for extinguishing the light of the Sun when the night comes, and Dawn is her male counterpart responsible for re-lighting the Sun in the morning. Although they only met once a day so Dusk could hand over the Sun to Dawn, the two fell deeply in love. The Grandfather saw this and offered to let them marry, but the couple declined the offer and asked to remain unwed, because that way their love would remain forever bright and new. The Grandfather blessed their decision and the two only meet for a longer time during the four weeks around summer solstice, when the flowers bloom at their most beautiful and the nightingales sing most sweetly. 

Posted on 18 septembre with 9 360 notes
thorsteinulf:

Antonio Muñoz Degrain - Nymphs Bathing (1924)

thorsteinulf:

Antonio Muñoz Degrain - Nymphs Bathing (1924)

Posted on 18 septembre with 965 notes
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archewill:

id like to thank my skeleton, who is always there

Posted on 18 septembre with 1 720 notes
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