View Full Version : Do you like these porcelain figurines? (warning: potentially somewhat upsetting)
11-08-2010, 10:16 PM
11-08-2010, 10:22 PM
I think they're cool. They remind me of a book of fairytales reimagined as horror stories I used to have.
11-08-2010, 10:25 PM
They remind me of the Angry Princess in Thirteen Ghosts.
11-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Sick, perverse, disgusting…..just my sort of thing, where can I buy them?
11-08-2010, 10:57 PM
11-08-2010, 11:30 PM
What Royal Doulton figurines have evil twins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_twin) now? LOL
11-09-2010, 02:45 AM
Kind of interesting, but kind of gross at the same time.
11-09-2010, 05:53 AM
What would really be disturbing is to see something like that done with Hummel figurines. Not that I'd want to see that, of course.
11-09-2010, 07:59 AM
Kind of look as if they are trying to be shocking, and failing, I don't either like or dislike them, I wouldn't give them house space, but then I wouldn't give the normal version room either, they might start a conversation.
11-09-2010, 02:03 PM
Not to my taste.
11-09-2010, 03:51 PM
25% of each...or more on the bad side.
11-09-2010, 08:14 PM
I like them because they're a bit of a curiosity. At a first glance and from afar they look slightly dark, but it is not until further examination that you realize how morbid they are. I'm not particularly enamoured with them or anything.
11-09-2010, 10:45 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Macabre stuff just really gets me.... Going....
11-10-2010, 08:48 AM
Not to my taste.
Me neither. Too explicit for my tastes. I prefer the subtlety of classic macabre to the explicit bloodiness and gore of contemporary horror and what masquerades as "macabre" and "gothic" these days. You can keep Tim Burton. Give me Poe, Bierce, and Lovecraft.
For reference, real macabre:
(The Imperial Tomb of the Habsburg Emperors in the Kapuzinerkirche)
01-04-2011, 03:18 AM
I guess that they're appropriate to our time. Beauty is passé. Society is jaded. Only the gross, the perverse, and the gruesome can make any impression on its blunted sensibilities.
There is only a thin line between "deconstruction" and demolition. We can't, or don't want to, create anything beautiful any more, so let's dissect with a meat-axe what society was so naive as to consider beautiful and thus show how sophisticated and clever we are.
An Orwellian spirit has come to dominate the arts. Ugly is beautiful; beautiful is corny. Only sentimental fools, old fossils, left behind by the march of progress, think that a sunset is more beautiful than road-kill.
01-04-2011, 03:31 AM
I think that they suck for all the obvious reasons. :D
01-04-2011, 05:50 AM
I like them, they look very interesting and inspiring.
Fortis in Arduis
01-04-2011, 10:16 AM
I think that I would prefer a memento mori to be more subtle and beautiful than that, and what Svipdag said.
Also, the porcelain figurines that they aim to satirise are pretty dreadful, so they are not even a brilliant deconstruction of traditional 'white' culture either.
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