Although Beardsley was foremost a decorative illustrator, he depicted the physically monstrous and assorted polymorphous perversities.
No exhibition of any pretension is complete without lasting proof of its existence, preferably in print on coated paper.
Although Tate Britain’s survey is a strong attempt to represent queer experiences, certain gaps emerge in the narrative.
Symbolist artists — including Aubrey Beardsley, Jean Delville, and Odilon Redon — were united less by style than by their shared intention of illustrating invisible aspects of human experience.
Eroticism has always had a rich presence throughout art history.