Exhibition: Aubrey Beardsley

This exhibition runs from Mon, 27th Jul 2020 to Sun, 20th Sep 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

9th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)
10th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)
11th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)
12th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)
13th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)
14th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)
15th Aug 2020  
(11am - 6pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £16

The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years

This one-way route guides you from the Manton entrance and through the exhibition. There will be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink during your visit.

Aubrey Beardsley shocked and delighted late-Victorian London with his sinuous black and white drawings. He explored the erotic and the elegant, the humorous and grotesque, winning admirers around the world with his distinctive style.

Spanning seven years, this exhibition will cover Beardsley’s intense and prolific career as a draughtsman and illustrator, cut short by his untimely death from tuberculosis at the age of 25. Beardsley’s charismatic persona played a part in the phenomenon that he and his art generated, so much so that the 1890s were dubbed the ‘Beardsley Period’.

This will be the first exhibition dedicated to Beardsley at Tate since 1923, and the largest display of his original drawings in Europe since the seminal 1966 exhibition at the V&A, which triggered a Beardsley revival.

The over 200 works include his celebrated illustrations for Le Morte d’Arthur, Lysistrata and Oscar Wilde’s Salomé. It will also show artworks that were key inspirations for Beardsley, including a Japanese scroll and watercolours by Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau.

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