A scene from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, a multimedia stage presentation that incorporates acting, live music, video, dance, and traditional Japanese puppetry, based on Haruki Murakami’s novel of the same name, by Stephen Earnhart. See more here.
Sorrows of Young Werther, Joseph Cornell, 1966
Little Red Riding Hood book cut sculpture by Su Blackwell, 2010.
Part of a larger wall of Where the Wild Things Are graffiti in Kelsey-Woodlawn, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot sculpture Mocha Dick, 2009.
Death of Ophelia, by Sir John Everett Millais (1851-52)
Baby Pictures of Famous Dictators, by Colin McMullan, 2009 — not to mention the rest of A Failed Entertainment, a 2010 art show comprised of 22 films, sculptures, and paintings inspired by the fictional filmography of James O. Incandenza, of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Read more about the show, including an interview with the organizer, here.
Salvador Dalí’s “Mad Tea Party,” 1969. See more here.
Page 457 of Matt Kish’s wonderful project wherein he created an illustration for every page of Moby Dick. If you’d like, you can buy the resultant book!
Truman Capote and Holly Golightly by Eric Canete. [via]
Romeo and Juliet by Ford Madox Brown, 1870
The Council Chamber by Sir Edward Burne Jones. Part of a series of paintings entitled Briar Rose, based on Sleeping Beauty, 1890. See the rest here.
Many, many artists have seen fit to portray the story of Don Quixote in their art. This simple 1955 sketch, by Pablo Picasso, is one of our favorite renderings.
“White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, based on Alice in Wonderland. (We had to include at least one song, and this is the shining example.)
Rodin’s sculpture group The Gates of Hell is based on Dante’s Inferno; his most famous work, The Thinker, depicts Dante himself.