When I'm back, I'll see if I can read an electronic version through the online library service I'm entitled to as a retired faculty member of my university. This is great, Ulrich. I've tried my bookseller, but all he came up with was a breathtakingly expensive edition of ur-texts. But I have reached the end of my attempts to track the Perlebitzchen down. Post a Comment. Otto Ubbelohde is the most famous of the German illustrators of the Grimm's fairy tales. What distinguishes him from everyone who came before and afterwards is that he located the scenes he chose to depict firmly in the region of Hessen, where the Grimms lived and where they collected most of their tales.
When Ubbelohde shows, e. I also believe that the altar he shows in his drawing for Cat and Mouse in Partnership is a real altar in a real church even if the tomb cover he shows depicts the artist himself. And the women, when they wear their Sunday finery, wear the traditional folk costumes of the region. I think this realism extends to the figures in his drawings. For example, the robbers shown in the image accompanying my last post appear to be portraits drawn from life—in fact, the young robber in the middle foreground has a face that also appears in other drawings, like in the first picture he shows for The Brave Little Tailor —there may have been a lad who modeled for these portraits.
I'm also, and particularly, enthralled by the care with which he depicts animals in their characteristic postures. None of this would amount to much if he were not a draftsman of the first class—he was. His line is clearly influenced by Art Nouveau Jugendstil , which makes his drawings more than just faithful renderings of what he observed. An edition with the complete drawings can be purchased on amazon. My one quibble with this edition is the translation the editor chose to go with the drawings. Labels: Grimms fairy tales , illustrator , Otto Ubbelohde.
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Parallels Between Rumpelstiltskin and The Merchant Otto Ubbelohde January 5, — May 8, was a German painter , etcher and illustrator. Ubbelohde was born and grew up in Marburg ,  his father August Ubbelohde was a professor at University of Marburg. Ubbelohde got famous internationally by illustrating books of Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture; the library's main building is located in the historical Clementinum building in Prague , where half of its books are kept.
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Philipp was a regarded district magistrate in Steinau , near Kassel. Jacob and Wilhelm were sent to school for a classical education once they were of age, while their father was working, they were hard-working pupils throughout their education. They started to pursue a degree in law. However, in , their father died at the age of 44 from pneumonia ; this was a tragic time for the Grimms because the family lost all financial support and relied on their aunt, Henriette Zimmer, grandfather, Johanne Hermann Zimmer.
At the age of 11, Jacob was compelled to provide for his family. After down-sizing their home because of financial reasons, Henriette sent Jacob and Wilhelm to study at the prestigious high school, Lyzeum , in Kassel. In school, their grandfather wrote to them saying that because of their current situation, they needed to apply themselves industriously to secure their future welfare. Shortly after attending Lyzeum, their grandfather died and they were again left to themselves to support their family in the future; the two became intent on becoming the best students at Lyzeum, since they wanted to live up to their deceased father.
They established similar work habits, they shared the same bed and room at school. After four years of rigorous schooling, Jacob graduated head of his class in Wilhelm contracted asthma and scarlet fever , which delayed his graduation by one year although he was head of his class. Both were given special dispensations for studying law at the University of Marburg , they needed this dispensation because their social standing at the time was not high enough to have normal admittance.
University of Marburg was a small, person university where most students were more interested in activities than schooling. Most of the students received stipends though they were the richest in the state. The Grimms did not receive any stipends because of their social standing. Jacob showed proof of his hard work ethic and quick intelligence.
Wilhelm joined Jacob at the university, Jacob drew the attention of Professor Friedrich Carl von Savigny , founder of its historical school of law , he became a huge personal and professional influence on the brothers. Throughout their time at university, the brothers became quite close with Savigny and were able to use his personal library as they became interested in German law and folklore. Savigny asked Jacob to join him in Paris as Jacob went with him for a year. While he was gone, Wilhelm became interested in German literature and started collecting books. Once Jacob returned to Kassel in , he decided to quit studying law and instead spent his full efforts on German literature.
While Jacob studied literature and took care of their siblings, Wilhelm received his degree in law at Marburg.
In , their mother died and it was hard on Jacob because he took the position in the family as a father figure, while trying to be a brother. From to , the Grimm family had enough money to properly feed and clothe themselves. During this time and Wilhelm were concerned about the stability of the family. Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano were good friends of the brothers and wanted to publish folk tales, so they asked the brothers to collect oral tales for publication; the Grimms collected many old books and asked friends and acquaintances in Kassel to tell tales and to gather stories from others.
Jacob and Wilhelm sought to collect these stories in order to write a history of old German Poesie and to preserve history; the first volume of the first edition was published in For the second edition, two volumes were issued in and a third in ; the third edition appeared in Stories were added, subtracted, from one edition to the next, until the seventh held tales.
All editions were extensively illustrated, first by Philipp Grot Johann and, after his death in , by German illustrator Robert Leinweber; the first volumes were much criticized because, although they were called "Children's Tales", they were not regarded as suitable for children, both for the scholarly information included and the subject matter. Many changes through the editions — such as turning the wicked mother of the first edition in Snow White and Hansel and Gretel to a stepmother, were made with an eye to such suitability.
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Via the available databases, the visitor can gain insight into archival evidence on the lives of many artists of past centuries; the library owns , titles, of which ca. There are ca. Though most of the text is in Dutch , the standard record format includes a link to library entries and images of known works, which include English as well as Dutch titles; the RKD manages the Dutch version of the Art and Architecture Thesaurus , a thesaurus of terms for management of information on art and architecture. The original version is an initiative of the Getty Research Institute in California.
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University of Marburg The Philipps University of Marburg was founded in by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse , which makes it one of Germany's oldest universities and the oldest Protestant university in the world. It is now a public university of the state of Hesse , without religious affiliation; the University of Marburg has about 25, students and 7, employees and is located in Marburg , a town of 72, inhabitants, with university buildings dotted in or around the town centre.
Marburg is home to one of Germany's most traditional medical faculties; the German physicians' union is called Marburger Bund. In , the University of Marburg established the world's first professorship in chemistry. In it opened the first German interactive chemistry museum, called Chemicum, its experimental course programme is aimed at encouraging young people to pursue careers in science.
The university is most famous for its life sciences research, but is home to one of the few centers that conduct research on the middle east, the CNMS; the departments of psychology and geography enjoy an outstanding reputation and reached Excellence Group status in the Europe-wide CHE Excellence Ranking Such stories feature entities such as dwarfs, elves , giants, goblins, mermaids, talking animals, unicorns, or witches, magic or enchantments.
In most cultures, there is no clear line separating myth from fairy tale. Fairy tales may be distinguished from other folk narratives such as legends and explicit moral tales, including beast fables; the term is used for stories with origins in European tradition and, at least in recent centuries relates to children's literature.
In less technical contexts, the term is used to describe something blessed with unusual happiness, as in "fairy-tale ending" or "fairy-tale romance ". Colloquially, the term "fairy tale" or "fairy story" can mean any far-fetched story or tall tale. Legends are perceived as real. However, unlike legends and epics, fairy tales do not contain more than superficial references to religion and to actual places and events. Fairy tales occur both in literary form.
Many of today's fairy tales have evolved from centuries-old stories that have appeared, with variations, in multiple cultures around the world. The history of the fairy tale is difficult to trace because only the literary forms can survive. Still, according to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon , such stories may date back thousands of years, some to the Bronze Age more than 6, years ago.
Fairy tales, works derived from fairy tales, are still written today. Every Sunday — between mid-May and mid-September — some 80 actors in historical costumes show visitors from all over the world just how the loss of the Hameln children came to pass. It offers natural and unique recreation, including canoe trips along the Diemel river, mountainbiking, hikes in the surrounding woods and river valleys, exploring the area on foot, on horseback, or by bicycle -- there is something for everyone here.
And then there is Castle Trendelburg where you can relive the famous fairy tale about Rapunzel, the princess with the long golden hair. The picturesque castle has it all — the drawbridge, crumbling old walls, and most famously, a soaring tower. The Baroque Castle Friedrichstein is enthroned on a hilltop opposite the half-timbered old town of Bad Wildungen. Her brother founded the mining village Bergfreiheit located in the middle of the Kellerwald forest, and she herself died young, presumably poisoned.
Shaped by a sanatorium and spa tradition that is over years old, today Bad Wildungen presents itself as a vital town with diversified cultural, free time and recreational offerings for friends of fairy tales, day visitors, and holiday tourists. One of the must-see attractions here is Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, an untouched forested area for trekking and hiking.
The documenta has made Kassel the centre of one of the most important exhibitions worldwide. The city of Kassel, with its central location in the heart of Germany, has much to offer visitors. Kassel is also the capital of the German Fairy Tale Route. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the Brothers Grimm, by visiting the many different museums the area has to offer. Once upon a time there was a town named Alsfeld along the route from Frankfurt to Leipzig.
It brought prosperity in olden times. Today the charm of the town lies in over half-timbered houses from seven centuries that make the passage through the old town into a storybook tale and exciting adventure. It is said that the Brothers Grimm were inspired by the traditional costume of Schwalm with its red cap.