Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

9 Sep 2015

Dorothea Tanning in Wonderlands

"Tanning‟s lithograph album Les 7 périls spectraux (1950) depicts just such a breakdown. Though these Seven Perils do not explicitly relate to the Alice narrative, they might still be interpreted in Carrollian terms. This is most especially the case with the Premier Peril [Fig.12] in which we see an Alice-like figure approaching a book-door, driven, one assumes, by her epistemophilic curiosity to feel her way into knowledge."

Surrealism’s Curiosity: Lewis Carroll and the Femme-Enfant by Catriona McAra

Dorothea Tanning in Les 7 périls spectraux (1950)

Sir. John Tenniel

Dorothea Tanning in Les 7 périls spectraux (1950)

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