O years old What might he have produced if he had lived a ew decades I have a great love The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success for Beardsley s illustrationsor Le Morte Darthur This has a well chosen selection of them Beardsley seems an odd choice to have illustrated Malory he was a modern satirist not a Victorian medievalist While Beardsley was able to imitate Bu. Volume contains a rich selection of those splendid drawings including The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes floral andoliated openings auns and satyrs initial.
This book published by Dover Art Library is a real treat These are selected illustrations since Beardsley did over 800 of them or Le Morte Darthur One could read this 44 page text in one sitting or two however one also could spend hours examining each of Beardsley s drawings It s sad to think Beardsley only lived till twenty tw. Beardsley's illustrations or the Dent edition of the great Thomas Malory classic made him amous virtually overnight This.
Rne Jones s style he was also much influenced by the look of the Japanese prints then so much in vogue among European artists and designersThe result is a Malory such as the world had never seen with Jesting Pilot fauns and satyrs peeringrom behind the trees and greater nudity and sexual The Missing World frankness than one associates with any Victorian style. S ornaments and much Charactersrom Arthurian legend are portrayed in 62 splendid ull page black and white illustrations.
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author His drawings executed in black ink and influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts emphasized the grotesue the decadent and the erotic He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A McNeill Whistler Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau style and the post