Through the looking glass: 150 years of Alice in Wonderland - PART II
- Published:15th Jul 2016
The Cheshire CatThe Cheshire cat lives in Westminster now. In front of Big Ben on a solitary tree to be precise. Spanish children book author Alejandra Bize conveys this chapter with a gloomy feel and a hint of Sex Pistols art. Punk is not dead.
A Mad TeapartyEver crashed a mad tea party where the hosts celebrate an unbirthday party?! Germany´s Hannah wanted to portray the ambivalence of the party hosts´ intentions towards Alice in the scene. Oh, and did you see the pink flamingo in the background?!
The Queen's Croquet GroundDavina Cochrane from London portrays the queen of hearts in her very own way and she decided to only use one colour for her artwork: red. The red theme is completed by the evening sky and Alice´s roses dress, our summer´s statement piece. For any of you interested in historic buildings: The castle in the back is Windsor Castle itself.
Humpty DumptyYeah, we know, Humpty Dumpty doesn´t actually appear in the Alice in Wonderland story but only in its sequel Through the Looking glass. As it is one of our favourite characters we couldn´t resist including him in our project. Illustrator Emily Allison did a good job introducing a hint of Myazaki to her overall artwork. Oh, and pay special attention to the graffiti details on the wall.
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DeeOK, here are two more characters which are technically not in the book....but no Wonderland project would feel complete without these sinister twins. London College of Fashion graduate Paula Bressel gave them a more realistic, grim feel and has a crow lurking in the background. The scene takes place in London´s own Somerset House.
Who stole the tarts?The iconic court scene where almost all characters of the book meet again is the last scene of our anniversary project. Set in the house of Lords in Westminster, illustrator Anna Lena gave it a good comic feel and framed the scene with Wonderland´s own card soldiers.
That was our own little art homage to Alice in Wonderland. Hope you enjoyed it! We're already gearing up for the 200th anniversary. Watch this space!
Oh, and we created a grim little movie with all artworks which you can find here-
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