5 Clever Pieces of Alice in Wonderland Art
The magic of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has inspired countless artists to recreate its wondrous scenes in their own work. Salvador Dali famously illustrated a 1969 edition of the classic children’s tale which, four years ago, went for a cool $13,000 at auction.
But if you don’t have $13k to spend on Alice in Wonderland inspired art, or even if you do and would like some complimentary and wearable pieces of Wonderland art, then look no further. Each of these charming pieces have been selected from the Red Bubble catalogue. Each of them takes on a different aspect of the Alice tale and a couple within a clever pastiche of pop culture references.
Two of literature’s most famous girls comparing notes on their respective trips to two of literature’s most fantastical places. Can you imagine the conversations Alice and Dorothy might have? “Some Weird Shit” encapsulates it all quite nicely.
This piece of Alice in Wonderland art in inspired by one of my favourite exchanges from Through the Looking Glass. The White Queen is telling Alice about the nature of believing in impossible things and says in her youth, she used to imagine six impossible things before breakfast, advising Alice to do the same. Good advice for anyone, I would think.
Here we have a fun play on the iconic poster for the famous Parisian club, Le Chat Noir by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. The world is not short on Le Chat Noir references in pop culture art, but this one is particularly special, giving a cute little nod to another of Western culture’s most famous cats.
If anyone is going to turn up in unexpected or curious places, it’s The Doctor. There are quite a few Alice in Wonderland meets Doctor Who pastiche pieces going around, but this one is my favourite. Adding the TARDIS into an imitation of one of Carroll’s original Alice illustrations gives it an undeniable charm and a clever play on authenticity.
This clever piece brings to life the carnival Madness of The Mad Tea Party. Interestingly, The Mad Hatter was only known as “The Hatter” in Carroll’s work, with the Cheshire Cat describing them as mad (along with everyone else). The idioms “mad as a hatter” and “mad as a March hare” were obviously the inspirations for these iconic oddballs.
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