Hobsession
Hobsession
Apr 19, 2020
Richard Dadd and the Fairies of Bedlam
Play • 25 min
In the Tate Gallery there is one of the most beautiful and famous fairy paintings  in the world - The Fairy Feller’s Master-stroke by Richard Dadd. Like all of Dadd’s paintings, it’s loved for its glorious whimsy and exquisite detail, however, its background is far from sweet. This is a case where art history meets gruesome true crime, and we learn that even luminous beauty can grow from dark and sinister soil
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