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Perspectives: Natalie Frank
July 11, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this Perspectives lecture, artist Natalie Frank discusses her adaptations of fairytales in the exhibition “The Brothers Grimm.”
Opening July 11 at the Blanton and organized by The Drawing Center in New York, this presentation explores the nineteenth-century fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, including well-known stories such as “Cinderella” and “Snow White,” and more obscure tales such as “The Lettuce Donkey” and “The Ungrateful Son.” For this body of work, Frank uses the original, often graphic versions of the narratives as a point of departure, examining the vast emotional, physical, and intellectual transformation of the stories’ female characters. Drawing upon the history of illustrated books, figuration, and personal and political narrative, Frank’s drawings represent the largest collection of Grimm’s fairy tales ever illustrated by a fine artist.
Directly following the talk, the Museum Shop will host a Natalie Frank book signing from 4:10 – 4:45 p.m.
Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.