Aubrey Beardsley PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Aubrey Beardsley free pdf Aubrey Beardsley, in full Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (born August 21, 1872, Brighton, Sussex, England-died March 16, 1898, Menton, France), the leading English illustrator of the 1890s and, after Oscar Wilde, the outstanding figure in the Aestheticism movement. Drawing was a strong interest from early childhood, and Beardsley practiced it while earning his living as a clerk. Beardsley's meeting with the English artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones in 1891 prompted him to attend evening classes at the Westminster School of Art for a few months, his only professional instruction. "Morte Darthur, Le" [Credit: Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.]"Morte Darthur, Le" [Credit: Photos.com/Jupiterimages]In 1893 Beardsley was commissioned to illustrate a new edition of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur, and in 1894 he was appointed art editor and illustrator of a new quarterly, The Yellow Book. His illustrations (1894) for Oscar Wilde's play Salome won him widespread notoriety. He was greatly influenced by the elegant, curvilinear style of Art Nouveau and the bold sense of design found in Japanese woodcuts. But what startled his critics and the public alike was the obvious sensuality of the women in his drawings, which usually contained an element of morbid eroticism. This tendency became pronounced in his openly licentious illustrations (1896) for Aristophanes' Lysistrata. "Dame aux Camelias, La" [Credit: ]Although Beardsley was not homosexual, he was dismissed from The Yellow Book as part of the general revulsion against Aestheticism that followed the scandal surrounding Wilde in 1895. He then became principal illustrator of another new magazine, The Savoy, and he illustrated numerous books, including in 1896 Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock. During this period he also wrote some poems and a prose parody, Under the Hill (1903- the original, unexpurgated version, The Story of Venus and Tannhauser, appeared in 1907). Delicate in health from the age of six, when he first contracted tuberculosis, Beardsley again fell victim to the disease when he was 17. From 1896 he was an invalid. In 1897, after being received into the Roman Catholic church, he went to live in France, where he died at age 25. His work has enjoyed periodic revivals, most notably during the 1960s."

About Robert Ross

Robert Baldwin "Robbie" Ross (May 25, 1869 - October 5, 1918) was a Canadian journalist and art critic. He is best known as the literary executor of Oscar Wilde, a dear friend and mentor. He was also responsible for mentoring several great literary figures, such as Siegfried Sassoon. His open homosexuality in a time when homosexual acts were illegal brought him many hardships.

Details Book

Author : Robert Ross
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 24 February 2013
ISBN : 1482629437
EAN : 9781482629439
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 88 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Aubrey Beardsley



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Le Morte Darthur free pdfLe Morte Darthur

    The definitive English version of the stories of King Arthur. Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory. 'knight-prisoner'. In a resonant prose style. Malory charts the tragic disintegration of the fellowship of the Round Table..


  • Le Morte Darthur free pdfLe Morte Darthur

    Arguably no medieval English literary work has had as far and wide a reach as Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur - among the many adaptations are Tennyson's "Idylls of the King"..


  • Le Morte Darthur free pdfLe Morte Darthur

    Arguably no medieval English literary work has had as far and wide a reach as Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur - among the many adaptations are Tennyson's "Idylls of the King". T.H. White's The Once and Future King and the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot ..


  • Once Upon a Secret  :  My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aft ... free pdfOnce Upon a Secret : My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aft ...

    #1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

    In the summer of 1962. nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington. D.C.. to begin an internship in the White House press office..


  • Oscar Wilde Stories for Children free pdfOscar Wilde Stories for Children

    Oscar Wilde's stories are much-loved classics and make a fantastic story collection. They are timeless. moving and very readable. It is complemented by atmospheric and evocative artwork from a leading illustrator..


  • Aubrey Beardsley free pdfAubrey Beardsley

    . Aubrey Beardsley, in full Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (born August 21, 1872, Brighton, Sussex, England-died March 16, 1898, Menton, France), the leading English illustrator of the 1890s and, after Osca