A Pious Bacchanal: Affinities between the Lives and Works of John Flaxman and Aubrey Beardsley / Edition 1

A Pious Bacchanal: Affinities between the Lives and Works of John Flaxman and Aubrey Beardsley / Edition 1

by Daniel O. Bell
     
 

John Flaxman (1755-1826) and Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) were two of the most influential artists England ever produced. Yet despite similar artistic personalities and a shared interest in a disciplined linear style of drawing, their lives and works never before have been examined together. This study focuses on these issues and clearly demonstrates that

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John Flaxman (1755-1826) and Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) were two of the most influential artists England ever produced. Yet despite similar artistic personalities and a shared interest in a disciplined linear style of drawing, their lives and works never before have been examined together. This study focuses on these issues and clearly demonstrates that Flaxman’s engravings are an important new source for Beardsley’s art. This book is also a major contribution towards a reappraisal of the lives and works of both artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820423180
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2000
Series:
New Connections Series: Studies in Interdisciplinarity, #10
Pages:
300

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Pt. 1The Parallel Lives of John Flaxman (1755-1826) and Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)
IThe Early Life and Work of John Flaxman (1755-1787)1
IIThe Early Life and Work of Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1895)41
IIIThe Later Life and Work of John Flaxman (1787-1826)67
IVThe Later Life and Work of Aubrey Beardsley (1895-1898)117
Pt. 2The Influence of the Outlines of John Flaxman on the Work of Aubrey Beardsley
VIntroduction to Sections157
VIEarly Lessons161
VIIStage Presence167
VIIIThe Feminine Ideal185
IXSatyrs, Sirens & Severed Heads207
XSleep & Death227
XIGods & Heroes241
XIIConclusion: The Pious Bacchanal265
Bibliography281
Index289

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