Yellow: Dresses, Henry Darger In the Realm of the Unreal
The Vivian Girls are the heroines and the princesses of Abbiennia, an enormous nation on an unnamed planet of which earth is the moon.
They are seven, immortal, yellow dressed, curlicued blond sisters, that fight the war provoked by the Glandelinians, a group of 'haughty' men that practice child enslavement. After ferocious battles and terrible bloodshed, the seven sisters and the good Christian children of the nation of Abbiennia force the men to surrender and give up their barbarous ways.
Darger, was an outsider artist, he never studied art and was never shown art.
He rarely drew boys and the girls he drew had penises. The girls where traced and collaged from newspapers, magazines and colouring books that he would obsessively collect.
In the Realms of the Unreal includes The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, which extends over 15 immense, densely-typed volumes of 15,145 total pages. The text is accompanied by three bound volumes of several hundred illustrations and scroll-like watercolor paintings on paper.
It is the work of several decades and Darger kept it secret his entire life.
Only to be discovered by his landlords, shortly before his death, in his apartment in Chicago.