Sunday, June 30, 2013

LX Magazine's Tribute for the 200th Anniversary of Grimms Household Tales - Intro & Aschenputtel (Tale 1 of 5)

"Cinderella Tale" An artwork piece by Oona Patterson (
A sculpture crafted and cut in book and paper
Note: I stumbled upon this by complete chance. I still haven't quite figured out what, exactly, this magazine is, apart from "all things luxurious" (and seemingly from another planet I'll never visit) BUT they posted a simple and effective tribute to The Brothers Grimm in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the first publishing of  Household Tales. I don't know if the multi-media presentation will stay online and remain accessible but thought, either way, it would be worth sharing (in installments) seeing as it's very different from most other tributes at the time. (And if you like "lux" you'll probably like the rest of the magazine as well.) Enjoy.
- FTNH aka Fairy Tale News Hound aka Gypsy

Introduction to Die Gebrűder Grimm - 200th Anniversary Tribute for Kinder- und Hausmärchen” by "Lx Magazine: Illuminating Luxury" - (fairy tale text is also as posted by Lx)
As a brisk, chill wind gusts and snowflakes fall to form drifty peaks this winter, you may want to snuggle up with your loved ones by the warm glow of a fire and tell a story. This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of The Brothers Grimm (German: Die Gebrűder Grimm) fairy tales. To celebrate, we have collected images and artwork from amazing talent, paired with translated excerpts from the original book, “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children’s and Household Tales) to inspire you as you orate about magical characters from far away lands, scary villains and princes and princesses that fell in love and lived happily ever after. 
"Cinderella" Photography, hair , makeup, styling by Three Nails Photography
Aschenputtel - Cinderella

“The king’s son, who was waiting for her, took her by the hand and danced with her; and, when any one asked her to dance, he said as before, “This lady is dancing with me.” When night came she wanted to go home; and the king’s son went with her, but she sprang away from him all at once into the garden behind her father’s house. In this garden stood a fine large pear-tree; and Cinderella jumped up into it without being seen. Then the king’s son waited till her father came home, and said to him, “The unknown lady has slipped away, and I think she must have sprung into the pear-tree.” The father ordered an axe to be brought, and they cut down the tree, but found no one upon it. And when they came back into the kitchen, there lay Cinderella in the ashes as usual; for she had slipped down on the other side of the tree, and carried her beautiful clothes back to the bird at the hazel-tree, and then put on her little old frock.

The third day, when her father and mother and sisters were gone, she went again into the garden, and said—”Shake, shake, hazel-tree, gold and silver over me!” Then her kind friend the bird brought a dress still finer than the former one, and slippers which were all of gold; and the king’s son danced with her alone, and when any one else asked her to dance, he said, “This lady is my partner.” Now when night came she wanted to go home; and the king’s son would go with her, but she managed to slip away from him, though in such a hurry that she dropped her left golden slipper upon the stairs.
So the prince took the shoe, and went the next day to the king, his father, and said, ‘I will take for my wife the lady that this golden shoe fits.’ ”
"Sisters" photography and concept Kelly Ealy

You can read the full tale as published in Grimms Household Tales HERE (translated to English) and learn much more about Cinderella's history HERE.

I will post the second fairy tale text & photo in about a week.
(Links to future posts to be updated when the posts go live. I hope. :)

*** TALE 1 *** TALE 2 *** TALE 3 *** TALE 4 *** TALE 5 ***

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