Graphic artists and painters draw so much inspiration from Disney’s Princesses. We have basically seen them in every possible perspective thanks to their creativity. From retro glamour to gothic themes, the sweet princesses have gone through every phase imaginable by the hand of artists. This did not stop 26 year old artist, Hannah Alexander, who decided it was time to show them in a 19th century decorative style.
The British artist focuses on Art Nouveau for most of her work, a decorative style mainly known for its eclectic form and use of curves and intricate details. Think Le Chat Noir or the work of Gustave Klimt. The style has been often used in graphics, magazine and posters but Hannah stuck to the traditional color themes and patterns of the movement.
It’s always fun to see Jasmine redrawn as a college girl or Cinderella as a punk rock chick, but while those take the princesses out of their historical context, Hannah Alexandra’s style compliments the fairy tale format of Disney. The faded colors and tones of yellow, as if they were drawn in stained pieces of paper, adds a vintage aspect and curve patterns drawn along their wardrobe makes them look more ethereal.
If you dig Hannah’s work, be sure to check out her Devianart page where she features more interpretations of the Disney girls. She is also currently promoting a 15% off her merchandise in her Etsy store. If you like her postcards and her work, go show some support and buy one!