Tales retold: fairy tales in contemporary European visual art

Bonner, Sarah (2019) Tales retold: fairy tales in contemporary European visual art. In: Teverson, Andrew, (ed.) The fairy tale world. Routledge worlds series . Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK.

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Abstract

In Tales Retold, the fairy tale figures of the innocent persecuted heroine, the fairy god-mother and wicked stepmother are, in late-twentieth- and early twenty-first-century fine art reincarnations, examined through the theoretical framework of gender construction, as set down by Judith Butler and through the prism of the anti-tale. In featured European artworks, the anti-tale, through strategies of deconstruction, is played out as traditional representations of femininity are undone and made extraordinary. This paper debates visual expressions of gender and alternative iterations of femininity in fairy tale characters; it is useful for those interested in gender, fine art, fairy tales and anti-tales.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781138217577
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Graphics and Photography
Additional Information: Chapter 36 within book.
Depositing User: Sarah Bonner
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 10:09
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 08:00
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4190

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