12/23/10

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, Enter Herodias, Illustration from "Salome" by Oscar Wilde


Museum of Art, Los Angeles County

Date: 1893
Technique: Ink, 21 × 15,5 cm

Beardsley tries hard to offend nearly everyone with the candlesticks in the form of phalluses, a full-frontal male nude, and, in the corner, a jester as master of ceremonies who seems to be yet another caricature of Wilde.

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