Untitled by Toyen, 1936 [crop]
The Girlie Werewolf Project: Between the Wolf and the Dog by Jazmina Cininas, 2003-04
“The wolf’s history as a construct of the popular psyche more closely parallels the way women have been portrayed throughout the ages. Its classic identities as either the selfless nurturing mother (as in the Jungle Book and Romulus and Remus stories), the diabolical werewolf, and as the ravening man-eater respectively mirror the chaste wife, heretic witch and femme fatale archetypes traditionally reserved for representations of women.” -J.C.
1. Rue Dingo
2. Never mistake a wolf for a fox I
3. Wolfsbane works on dingoes too
4. Never mistake a wolf for a fox
11 months ago #jazmina cininas #illustration #wolves #the girlie werewolf project #masks #anthropomorphisation #hybrids
In the Company of Wolves by Caitlin Clarkson
“That long-drawn, wavering howl has, for all its fearful resonance, some inherent sadness in it, as if the beasts would love to be less beastly if only they knew how and never cease to mourn their own condition. There is a vast melancholy in the canticles of the wolves, melancholy infinite as the forest, endless as these long nights of winter and yet that ghastly sadness, that mourning for their own, irremediable appetites, can never move the heart for not one phrase in it hints at the possibility of redemption; grace could not come to the wolf from its own despair, only through some external mediator, so that, sometimes, the beast will look as if he half welcomes the knife that despatches him.” — Angela Carter, The Company of Wolves
Le Loup (Wolf)
From the Chimère (Chimera) series
Red riding hood, Michèle Meister
Nymph by Franz Frazetta, 1970
2 years ago #the company of wolves #lobby card #film stills #neil jordan #angela carter #1980s #anthropomorphisation #wolves
Christer Karlstad. Her Beasts.