The life of a fairy tale princess always ends happily ever after – in Disney at least.
But French artist Thomas Czarnecki has reimagined the fate of our favourite cartoon heroines – with grisly results.
Entitled From Enchantment To Down, the series of pictures features the Little Mermaid…lying dead on a beach.
The cold, dead feet of Little Red Riding Hood poke out a dark barn door, her basket of apples lying scattered around her.
Cinderella meets a similarly grim fate – having plummeted down a flight of stairs, apparently breaking her neck.
And native American beauty Pochahontas is claimed by a huntsman and hauled into his trophy room.
Mr Czarnecki says he was inspired by the “naive universe and the innocence of the fairy tales' and a 'much darker reality that is as much part of our common culture'.
He said: “So many Disney characters embedded in the collective culture as sweet and innocent creatures that I decided to get out of their recognized fairy-tale frame and universe,” the Daily Mail reported.
Little Red Riding hood lies sprawled in a doorway - perhaps after an encounter with the Big Bad Wolf?
Washed up: The Little Mermaid's body rests on a deserted beach
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