Be warned, mums and dads. This is not a story storybook.
My son was about 4 years old when I bought it, but only really got into it two years later. Unfortunately, he’s still no art expert but is inclined towards some modern art like Jackson Pollock and remains unimpressed by Mark Rothko.
And this is how the story begins.
It’s one thing to have a bee in your bonnet, but what about a whole garden in your hair? This print exaggerates the elaborate hairstyles worn by European noblewomen in the 1700s, but only a bit. To create these fantasies, the hair or wig was arranged over a high, padded framework, powdered, and finished off with all kinds of decorations. While queen of France, Marie Antoinette even wore a miniature ship in her hair!