Thursday, 14 May 2020

Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley
In a career lasting only 6 years, curtailed by his death at just 25 from tuberculosis, Aubrey Beardsley created a body of work that has remained vibrant and vital to this day.  His darkly erotic illustrations for Thomas Malory's 'Le Morte d'Arthur', Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and for 'The Yellow Book' the periodical that he created and curated for publisher The Bodley Head continues to be amongst the defining art the era.

To coincide with the current exhibition of Beardsley's drawings at Tate Britain the BBC and Beardsley fan Mark Gatiss have produced this fascinating little documentary detailing the life and work of this most original and enduring artist.



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