Review of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain

‘The chronological arrangement of his drawings on the wall cannot convey the daring of the marvellous boy who made his figures levitate in the empty space of printed pages, anticipating the experiments of surrealism and non-figurative art’.

Aubrey Beardsley, The Black Cape, 1893, Indian ink on white wove paper, Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ, Aubrey Beardsley Collection (RS227). Wikimedia Commons.

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‘Review of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain’, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 2020(30). doi: