Carl Maria von Weber

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was a German composer with a fascination for fantasy and folklore. Weber was part of the early Romantic age, an age defined for its appreciation of passion and human ...
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How Fairies Brought Toadstools into High Art

We don’t notice toadstools in our high-tech modern life. We hardly ever see them, except on pizza or in a quiche. However, if we go to draw a fairy in our free time, or ...
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The Green Fairy of Steampunk

There are many reasons why you would expect depictions of the green fairy to be popular among the steampunk crowd. For one, the Victorian era, from which steampunk takes a lot of inspiration, was ...
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Oscar Wilde on the Green Fairy

A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world, what difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset. ~ Oscar Wilde on the Green ...
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Ariel’s Song: Come unto these yellow sands

Ariel’s song, with its dreamy allusions to water, flight, music, and affection, was taken as an open invitation to artists to depict this magical scene visually, especially among the pre-Raphaelites. Come unto these yellow ...
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Oberon and Titania as Artist Muses

The King and Queen of Fairyland in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon and Titania are two of the most prominent fairies in literary history. In Shakespeare’s play, the two fairies have a feud over ...
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Mischief Managed!

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” A prankster’s boast for sure, but in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, it’s much more. When Fred and George Weasley demonstrate the Marauder’s ...
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The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures 2008) tells the story of Jared, Simon, and Mallory after Jared finds his great-great-uncle’s journal, which details the hidden world of the Fantastic. The Spiderwick Chronicles is full ...
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Featured Artist: Kate Wheeler

FairyRoom's "Featured Artists" turns the spotlight on artists who celebrate the fantastic world of fairies and ...
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Featured Artist: Crystal Rose-Thompson

FairyRoom's "Featured Artists" turns the spotlight on artists who celebrate the fantastic world of fairies and ...
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