Thursday, 4 February 2010

David's post

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

Born- 21st August 1872 Brighton, England
Died- 16th March 1898 (died 25) Menton, France
Nationality- English
Field- Illustration
Training- Westminster school of art
Movement- Art Nouveau, Aestheticism

Beardsly was a English illustrator and author. His drawings were of an erotic nature, and his most erotic illustrations are those found in the "Lysistrata, Beardsley drew theses for a private collection.
Beardsley later converted to Catholicism and begged his publisher to destroy all of his "bad drawings"

Beardsley was the most controversial artist of this period, known for his grotesque and dark images. He was inspired by Japanese art and Greek Mythology.

He illustrated Oscar Wilde's play Salome.

Beardsley was a typical English Eccentric of his time.

I have enjoyed myself very much, the people that are here are very nice and i hope to come back next week.

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