Tuesday, 20 May 2014

"The Virago Book Of Fairy Tales", edited by Angela Carter, illustrations by Corinna Sargood (publ. by Virago Press Ltd, London 1991) Part 2

 Corinna Sargood's work has been my inspiration ever since I saw it some twenty years ago. It's got mystery, humour, it's subversive, intelligent and, despite having some folkloric references, it is quite unique! The figures that remind me of shadow puppet theatre figurines submerge into surreal landscapes, turn into strange animals or birds and are always mischievous.

Sargood (born in Britain in 1941) went on to illustrate Angela Carter's Second Virago Book Of Fairy Tales, published in 1992. I've posted pictures from that book about four years ago - here's the link: http://picturesfromanoldbook.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/second-virago-book-of-fairy-tales.html

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