The HIT Library is proud to host the members of the Israeli Animators Society, in celebration of 75 years since the first screening of the "Snow White" Movie. They will tell the real "Snow White" story, along with their best commentaries.
The exhibition, opened on Tuesday the 13th of November, 2012 in HIT Library, features illustrations created using different techniques: digital painting, acrylic on canvas, wood and paper, computer processing, combined techniques and more. Some illustrators remained true to the original story, but changed the appearances of the characters, while others chose darker versions, or newer, more modern interpretations, yet all show great talent.
The exhibition will be open from the 13th of Nov., 2012 to the 13th of Jan., 2013.
Illustrator: Celia Yitzhak
Several things you did not know about the original "Snow White" fairytale:
Varying versions of the "Snow White" fairytale were common across Europe, Northern Africa, Turkey and India.
Many of these versions were altered or lost what is considered the 'backbone' of the legend. Only a few people today know that in the first version of the fairytale, as told to the Brothers Grimm already in 1808, it was her birth mother, and not her step-mother, who envied her beauty and conspired to kill her.
The scene in which the Queen orders the hunter to kill Snow White, but he tricks the Queen and spares Snow White's life, is missing completely. It is her father who arrives, by chance, at the dwarfs' lodging with his physicians and saves her life. Once she returns home, she marries a handsome prince.
Snow White's mother, the true queen, is deservedly punished. Such a blunt version is not characteristic of fairytales, especially not those defined as "dream tales."
In the second edition of Bros. Grimm Tales from 1819, the legend appears as we know it today, after having been revised and merged with other versions.
This blended version, which became so popular, even has a classic cinema version, animated by the Disney Studios, who became leaders in the animation industry in the U.S. after the 1920s. Disney's version of "Snow White" is considered to be the first full-length animation movie in history.
A spoiler of the exhibition:
Illustration: Avi Katz
Illustration: Iris Gat
Illustration: Maria Gibner
Illustration: Yudi Marton
The exhibition's curator, Michal Hayl: "My call to the members of the Animators' Association was to create, as imaginatively as they see fit, rather than remaining captive in the familiar and well-known. My only interest was to examine their interpretations. I was intrigued by different perspectives, by the different visages given to the characters and other layers added to the story."