In this creative blog, Kelda (Skulls and Sheets) demonstrates some of their magnificent mari lwyd drawings in black and white and traces their Beardsleyesque sources.
Will Beardsley be your valentine? A new animation by the Artist in Residence of the Aubrey Beardsley Society Hanna Strizh will help to answer the question.
The Aubrey Beardsley Society would like to thank the AB 2020 members and supporters for your commitment to the case of Beardsleyism this year. We wish you and your loved ones happy winter holidays and are looking forward to sharing more decadent delights with you in 2021.
AB 2020: The Aubrey Beardsley Society is delighted to introduce the Artist in Residence Hanna Strizh. This post contains an exhibition of her Beardsley-inspired artworks.
Martha Kapos contributes an ekphrastic poem meditating on the delicious eroticism of Beardsley’s imagery.
Dr Golnoosh Nour’s poem explores the definitions and ramifications of poetry as an art form through a Beardsleyesque lens. ‘A Peacock is a Poem’ is inspired by Beardsley’s decadent illustrations as well as his use of language in the unfinished queer tale ‘Under the Hill’ (1896).
Émile Herm’s homage to Beardsley examines the tension between interior and exterior selves in which narratives are synthesised into a single or unified entity.
L Kiew responds to Beardsley’s image A Seeress (1893) with a shimmering poem, seductive like a devil’s ribbon.
Nic Stringer’s poem ‘like three Salomes’ is from the collection Hemispheres, to be published by Guillemot Press in 2021; three Salomes (triptych) is part of the accompanying visual project. Sound and music, created in collaboration with Fractured Strings, will also be available in 2021.