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I Created A Modern Oscar Wilde’s ‘Happy Prince’ Miniature
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I Created A Modern Oscar Wilde’s ‘Happy Prince’ Miniature

It took about 750 hours to realize my latest project ‘Metropolis’ First Son’ – a modernized adaption of my favorite Wilde Fairytale ‘The Happy Prince’.

Working out the concept I decided to combine my version of Wildes famous story with another timeless classic: The cult film ‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang. A visual mixture seemed to offer itself in terms of content, as both pieces are based on the same basic themes: The two-class society, the segregation between the wealthy elite and the poor working class and finally the sheltered son of a rich house, who step by step becomes aware of these societal ills.

While Fritz Lang’s fictional city is based on New York City in the 1930s, my adaption of Metropolis shows the traits of my adopted hometown Vienna. Skyscrapers, Viennese secessionism and Wild’s central motives mix with details of the Danube Canal, Otto Wagner and 9th district. It is my personal ‘Metropolis’, where – just as in the original sources- the line between light and darkness is drawn right through the cityscape.

More info: kassiopeya-sachenwerkler.de

‘Metropolis’ First Son’

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Lena Walters
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I loved the story, but in my mind things seemed to be set in an earlier era. I like how your scape has a more modern feel to it, but I would’ve liked to see the swallow stand out more.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, Lena! Thank you very much for your feedback! I understand exactly what you mean. Actually, the little swallow is an essential part of every side scene. As part of the concept, however, not at first, but only at second glance when you take a closer look ;) Unfortunately in this presentation some of the pictures were deleted as double posting. 24_MG_6460...070c9c.jpg 24_MG_6460b-5b1559c070c9c.jpg

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Teresa Anthony
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can imagine a stop motion movie out of this

Breanna Dunn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know nothing about "Happy Prince", but this is absolutely amazing. The creation and the photos are simply mind-blowing!!

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Lena Walters
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I loved the story, but in my mind things seemed to be set in an earlier era. I like how your scape has a more modern feel to it, but I would’ve liked to see the swallow stand out more.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, Lena! Thank you very much for your feedback! I understand exactly what you mean. Actually, the little swallow is an essential part of every side scene. As part of the concept, however, not at first, but only at second glance when you take a closer look ;) Unfortunately in this presentation some of the pictures were deleted as double posting. 24_MG_6460...070c9c.jpg 24_MG_6460b-5b1559c070c9c.jpg

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Teresa Anthony
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can imagine a stop motion movie out of this

Breanna Dunn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know nothing about "Happy Prince", but this is absolutely amazing. The creation and the photos are simply mind-blowing!!

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