Posts Tagged: Aubrey Beardsley

Beardsley preview

Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Beardsley preview

Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Wilde

Pages: Passionate Attitudes

“Beardsley, like ‘decadence’, was new, diseased and curious in form – and, like the century, he was hastening towards his end.”

Wilde

Pages: Passionate Attitudes

“Beardsley, like ‘decadence’, was new, diseased and curious in form – and, like the century, he was hastening towards his end.”

Marcel Proust by Jacques-Émile Blanche 1892

Jacques-Émile Blanche | portraits

Many of these portraits are currently on display in the exhibition Du côté de chez Jacques-Émile Blanche at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

Marcel Proust by Jacques-Émile Blanche 1892

Jacques-Émile Blanche | portraits

Many of these portraits are currently on display in the exhibition Du côté de chez Jacques-Émile Blanche at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

P_12Jan_more

Places: Under the Hill

More Adey had all the attributes essential for 1890s English A-gays. Friendship with Oscar Wilde: tick. Conversion to Catholicism: tick. Rarefied tastes in arts and letters: tick. But he was at once more scholarly and less flamboyant than most of the Wilde bunch he rolled with.

P_12Jan_more

Places: Under the Hill

More Adey had all the attributes essential for 1890s English A-gays. Friendship with Oscar Wilde: tick. Conversion to Catholicism: tick. Rarefied tastes in arts and letters: tick. But he was at once more scholarly and less flamboyant than most of the Wilde bunch he rolled with.

P_11Jul_Nazimova

Nazimova’s secret garden

Nazimova enlisted designer Natacha Rambova, wife of Rudolph Valentino. Sets and costumes borrowed liberally from Beardsley’s illustrations, with a riot of dwarves, drag queens, half-naked slaves and camp courtiers in extravagant headpieces.

P_11Jul_Nazimova

Nazimova’s secret garden

Nazimova enlisted designer Natacha Rambova, wife of Rudolph Valentino. Sets and costumes borrowed liberally from Beardsley’s illustrations, with a riot of dwarves, drag queens, half-naked slaves and camp courtiers in extravagant headpieces.

Rachilde

Venus as a boy

Though her business card proclaimed her a “man of letters”, Rachilde was the only female author of note among the Decadents but arguably the one who pushed their preoccupation with gender meddling the furthest.

Rachilde

Venus as a boy

Though her business card proclaimed her a “man of letters”, Rachilde was the only female author of note among the Decadents but arguably the one who pushed their preoccupation with gender meddling the furthest.