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The Alice Artists

December 3, 2009

Alice-Ingpen1.jpgThe Flavorpill Daily Dose newsletter hit my inbox yesterday with a lovely item, which I wanted to share with you all.

I'm a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and can't wait to check out the upcoming Tim Burton film about my favorite literary heroine and read a copy of the latest edition of Lewis Carroll's classic with illustrations by the brilliant Australian artist, Robert Ingpen (see one of his drawings for the new edition to the left.)

Alice has been a subject of delight for visual artists for more than 150 years. John Tenniel's drawings for the original, 1865 edition of the book will always have a special place in my heart. But there are so many other great filmmakers and illustrators who've turned their skills and imaginations to portraying the characters in Carroll's writing. Click this link for a run-down of some of the most famous ones, from Mabel Lucie Atwell to Disney.

2 Comments:

  • I love Alice in Wonderland, too! But just for once I wish I can see a black or brown Alice in illustrations. The story is open to interpretation and it's disappointing that artists always paint her as white and blonde.

    yeah, I know Alice was based on a real life English girl (who was actually a brunette and not a blonde), but still.

    By Blogger Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist!, At December 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM  

  • Then there is Jonathan Miller's "The Wednesday Play" Alice in Wonderland (1966). John Gielgud,Peter Cook, Michael Redgrave and more.

    I knew Jonathan when I was little, his cousin was my best friend, and made one or two recordings with him. Both were about bashing Australians. He wanted to make a Jewish Alice through the Looking glass with me as Alice. Never happened unfortunately

    By Blogger felicity, At December 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM  

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