• Books,  Burne-Jones,  fairy tales,  John Ruskin

    Skeletons in the closet

    Fatima was painted by Sir Edward Burne-Jones in 1862 and depicts the last wife of Bluebeard, the ancient serial killer who has the bodies of his previous wives hidden away. You can read an annotated version of Charles Perrault’s Bluebeard online at SurLaLune Fairy Tales. (Originally published in January 1697) Bluebeard hails from the days when children’s tales were gruesome, cautionary tales.…