Monday, November 11, 2013

"Artist Shows What Disney Princesses' Happily-Ever-Afters Really Look Like"

http://www.demilked.com/fallen-princesses-dina-goldstein/

4 comments:

Kincy GIbson said...

This is so clever. Her artist statement explains her work so well. I knew exactly what message she was trying to say with each picture. I really like the Rapunzel photo because it juxtaposes Rapuzul's iconic beauty with a real life issue that is very relevant to many women today. Everything in the photo is very sad, even the blue walls. Many women don't feel beautiful without hair. I think I like this artist so much because she really understands the pressure for every woman to feel like a princess.

Samantha Gillen said...

My favorite is the one of the princess and the pea on top of her mattresses in a trash yard. It looks mildly photoshopped to me, though. I wonder if the artist photoshops the images at all. The scene looks very whimsical at first glance. Then, you realize she's in a dump yard and it becomes kind of artsy :)

Joseph D'Amico said...

That's pretty cool. My personal favorites were Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty. Also, I don't know if anyone read the comments, but there are some great Shrek comments.

Amy Clement said...

It's very interesting that the artist chose this subject. It seems like she is trying to portray that happily ever after's do not exist. Disney princess movies give young girls the impression that once their prince saves them, they will finally be able to be happy, and their lives will be perfect. In reality, these perfect ending never happen and girls have to learn to save themselves and not base their happiness off finding their prince.