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 ...
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The Fairy Ring: Portal to the Land of Fairies

A ring of mushrooms that makes up a fairy ring marks off a space that is inherently different than the space around it. The fact that it is enclosed makes that space special ...
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A Treacherous Beauty: The Hazards of Entering a Fairy Ring

In almost every culture, punishment for entering a fairy ring is a direct consequence of crossing the boundary from the human world into the land controlled by fairies. Outside the circle ...
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Where Do Fairy Rings Come From?

Perfect circles of mushrooms... Round, odd patches of dead lawn... Extra-bright green rings of growth in the grass... Centuries-old folklore ...
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Enchanted Encounters in Post-Victorian Fairy Tale Illustration

Examples of well-crafted small-format paintings are plentiful in post-Victorian fairy art, no doubt due to how many volumes of children’s fairy tales were published during the first 50 years of Victoria’s ...
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