John Beardsley

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley ( BEERDZ-lee; 21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and depicted the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant despite his early death from tuberculosis. He is one of the important Modern Style figures.


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  1. 1. The Quilts Of Gee's Bend

    This book celebrates the remarkable artistic legacy of a small, isolated African American community in Alabama, known for its unique and vibrant quilts that have been crafted by generations of women. It delves into the history, culture, and aesthetics of these quilts, which are characterized by bold patterns, improvisational designs, and a resourceful use of materials. The publication accompanies an exhibition and serves as a comprehensive examination of these works, exploring their visual affinities with modern art and their embodiment of a rich tradition of craftsmanship and creativity within the context of the American South's social and political landscape.

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