Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) led the British Aestheticism movement, creating complex, controversial black-and-white linear artworks. Originally a clerk, Beardsley was strongly inspired by Art Nouveau’s elegance as well as the boldness of Japanese woodcuts. He illustrated numerous publications with his intricate, erotic artwork, and created 17 sensual drawings for the play “Salome” by Oscar Wilde. The public eventually rejected Beardsley for his art's perceived immorality and his affiliation with Wilde. In the 1960s, Beardsley’s work was revived, significantly impacting Art Nouveau and Symbolism.
This premium giclée print, an upgrade from the standard giclée print, is produced on thick (310 gsm), textured watercolor paper made from alpha cellulous wood pulp that is acid free. It shares the same vivid colors, accuracy, and exceptional resolution that make giclée prints the standard for museums and galleries around the world. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto a high-quality paper. The smooth transitions of color gradients make giclée prints appear much more realistic than other prints.