Marissa Oosterlee

Sleeping Beauty

May 13, 2021
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“Sleeping Beauty” The meaning of this painting is that you are lovely the way you are, natural, no make up, not trying to impress anyone, and that you are still beautiful even when you sleep.

It’s nice to go back to your inner-self, and simply be proud of who you are. Nature is perfect as it is, without meddling and fiddling with it. Don’t look at what you don’t have, but be happy with what you do have. – ZEN

Fun Fact

Sleeping Beauty is based on a story where a married king finds a girl asleep and can’t wake her, so rapes her instead.

The story is called The Sun, the Moon, and Talia, written, or at the least collected and composed, by the Italian poet Giambattista Basile. It was published in 1634 in his “Pentamerone” collection of fairy tales, which also includes the first known version of Cinderellaand Rapunzel, and includes a version of Puss in Boots.