PACKER SCHOPF GALLERY
STEPHEN WARDE ANDERSON

July 11 - August 16
STEPHEN WARDE ANDERSON
Fairy Tales
Paintings
Stephen Warde Anderson (The Lab)

                 

           

           

           

                 

With its elements of fantasy, whimsy, and melodrama and its origin in folk tradition, the fairy tale is a natural fit for this self-taught artist's style and technique. Featured are over a dozen tableaux depicting classic fairy tales that are still meaningful and known to all: Cinderella, Beauty and Beast, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, etc. Anderson, without departing from the familiar and expected imagery, strives to lend them his personal interpretation. Taking advantage of the latitude the fairy tale affords regarding period ....it is always "once upon a time...., settings and costumes range from the Medieval to the Neoclassical. Some plot adaptations have been made; in Little Red Riding Hood the wolf here is a werewolf. Above all there is intent to remain true to the spirit of the subject matter, and maintain the innocence and wonder of the fairy tale.





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