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Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography By Matthew Sturgis

Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography
by Matthew Sturgis

Beardsley, with his infamous reputation, tragic life and instantly recognizable style, is one of the paradigmatic figures of the modern age who worked hard to fashion his persona. Matthew Sturgis presents a biography of the subject.
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Beardsley, with his infamous reputation, tragic life and instantly recognisable style, is one of the paradigmatic figures of the Modern Age, who worked hard to fashion his persona. Born in Brighton in 1872 of lower-class parents and diagnosed a consumptive at the age of seven, Beardsley quickly established himself as a precocious talent. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's "Salome" set the tone of his style: by turn shocking, facetious and cruel. Elongated and androgynous himself, he was readily confused with his own degenerate pictures. Sex suffuses his art and accounts for the mixture of fascination and horror with which his pictures were viewed by contemporaries.

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Sku
GOR001054501
Title
Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography
Author
Matthew Sturgis
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
1999-03-01
Number of pages
416
ISBN 10
0006550568
ISBN 13
9780006550563
Prizes
N/A
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