Narnian Triptych

Three highly stylized scenes from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, done in a style that, to my mind, imitates the Ballets Russes sketches of designer Leon Bakst.  (I’ll be going more into the Russian influence on depictions of Narnia later in the Summer.)

The first seems to show Lucy in the woods with the lamppost, even though there’s just a lantern and no post (but plenty of grapevines); the second,  the White Witch  commanding Mr. Tumnus; the third, a humanoid Aslan tied up on the Stone Table in a woe-is-me-pose. He’s only tied at the ankles so he could escape if he wanted to, but he doesn’t.

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