Shaun Tan

The following images are by Shaun Tan, an Australian artist who creates beautiful graphic novels for children.  I think there is an attraction to these images that an adult cannot deny and there is something uncanny about about the fairy tale that speaks to our inner child. It is the fairy tale that teaches us great moral virtue and something contemporary society wants us to deny as we grow older. In Freudian terms there is a strong connection to our animal origins and we can take the fairy tale Beauty & the Beast as an example of a story that emotively connects the audience to the animal or so called "evil" character in order to reveal their true beauty and the ugly honesty of a xenophobic society.


1 comment:

  1. This work looks like Russian propaganda, Magritte, Mark Tansey, and my dreams on Christmas night had an orgy and this was the outcome. Beautiful work.