The Bride may have been a human patch but she is alive and well in the mind of illustrators and artists the world over.
Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to the influential Frankenstein (1931), directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as The Monster.
Played by Elsa Lancaster, the character created as a mate for the Monster has became ingrained in global conscience and even if you haven’t seen the movie (which, I must confess, is my case) her iconic hairdo and figure is instantly recognizable.
So recognizable indeed that many interpretations of this lady can be found (Marge Simpson’s cone hair anyone?), drawn and painted by a plethora of talented people. Some of them, are artists I’ve already posted about, others are new, but either way it’s fascinating to see the source of inspiration this lady has been to so many people.
Michelle Mia Araujo
Medusa The Dollmaker
“Ghoulish” Gary Pullin
Both images by Isabel Samaras
Both images by Mab Graves
…and last but not least, I couldn’t resist to some Muppet nonsense to cap this off :)