Bons Mots and Grotesques

"To critics who said that the full-lipped so-called 'Beardsley mouth', which adorned many of his women, was inexpressive and ugly, the artist countered, 'Well, let them criticise.

Author: Aubrey Beardsley


ISBN: 9781843681915


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"To critics who said that the full-lipped so-called 'Beardsley mouth', which adorned many of his women, was inexpressive and ugly, the artist countered, 'Well, let them criticise. It's my mouth and not theirs. I like big mouths. People like the little mouth - the Dolly Varden mouth, if that describes it better. A big mouth is the sign of character and strength. Look at Ellen Terry with her great, strong mouth. In fact, I haven't any patience with small-mouthed people.'"And other witty, urbane insights on life, art, and culture from one of the most influential artists in the aesthetic movement. Here they are illustrated with selected drawings from his Grotesques series, which showcase both his creativity and his command of line.

A Bookman s Catalogue Vol 1 A L

Bon - Mots of Sydney Smith and R. Brinsley Sheridan . Edited by Walter Jerrold . With Grotesques by Aubrey Beardsley . Dent , 1893. Pott 8vo , cream cloth , lettered and designed gilt and red , t.e.g. , lower edges trimmed .

Author: T. Bose

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774802741

Category: Literary Collections

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The Colbeck collection was formed over half a century ago by the Bournemouth bookseller Norman Colbeck. Focusing primarily on British essayists and poets of the nineteenth century from the Romantic Movement through the Edwardian era, the collection features nearly 500 authors and lists over 13,000 works. Entries are alphabetically arranged by author with copious notes on the condition and binding of each copy. Nine appendices provide listings of selected periodicals, series publications, anthologies, yearbooks, and topical works.

Aubrey Beardsley Dandy of the Grotesque

... 148–50 , 149 Vignette on page 23 of Bon - Mots ( 1893 ) by Charles Lamb and Douglas Jerrold , 35 , 35 Vignette on ... 9 Mr. Aubrey Beardsley ( caricature ) , 236–37 , 238 Bell , Anning , 104 Bellori , Giovanni Pietro , 236 Benjamin ...

Author: Associate Professor of English Chris Snodgrass

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Science

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This book analyses Beardsley's most characteristic works, clarifying why his art is indispensable to understanding fin-de-siècle Victorian culture. Beardsley's various grotesque figures serve as emblems of `monstrous' metaphysical contortion, even as his elegant designs simultaneously recuperate such dislocations formalistically. Alternating between an urge to outrage and a craving for authority, Beardsley's elegant designs and `dandy' sensibilityeffect what might be called a `caricature' of traditional canonical meaning.

Retail Catalogue of Standard and Holiday Books

I LOVE YOU * Bon - Mots of Charles Lamb and Douglas Jerrold . Edited by Walter Jerrold . With grotesques by Aubrey Beardsley . With portraits . 18mo , white linen binding , gilt top ... 75 * Bon - Mots of Sydney Smith and R. Brinsley ...

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Elizabeth Robins Pennell Nineteenth Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism

In 1898 the critic wrote a celebratory article on Beardsley published in Serge Diaghilev's Symbolist magazine Le Monde ... that he invents his own methods of expression.30 4.4 Aubrey Beardsley, grotesque from Bon-Mots of Samuel Foote and.

Author: KimberlyMorse Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351568442

Category: Art

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Mining various archives and newspaper repositories, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism provides the first full-length study of a remarkable woman and heretofore neglected art critic. Pennell, a prolific 'New Art Critic', helped formulate and develop formalist methodology in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, which she applied to her mostly anonymous or pseudonymous reviews published in numerous American and British newspapers and periodicals between 1883 and 1923. A bibliography of her art criticism is included as an appendix. In addition to advocating an advanced way in which to view art, Pennell used her platform to promote the work of ?new? artists, including ?ouard Manet and Edgar Degas, which had only recently been introduced to British audiences. In particular, Pennell championed the work of James McNeill Whistler for whom she, along with her husband, the artist Joseph Pennell, wrote a biography. Examination of her contributions to the late Victorian art world also highlights the pivotal role of criticism in the production and consumption of art in general, a point which is often ignored.

Aubrey Beardsley

Bon - Mots of Charles Lamb and Douglas Jerrold . Edited by Walter Jerrold ; grotesques by Aubrey Beardsley . London : J. M. Dent , 1893 . Bon - Mots of Sydney Smith and Brinsley Sheridan . Edited by Walter Jerrold ; grotesques by Aubrey ...

Author: Ian Fletcher

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers


Category: Art

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As part of an online project on the Symbolist artists and poets of the late 19th century, Alex Goluszko profiles the English artist and illustrator Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898). Beardsley's art work was influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and was characterized by abstract arrangements of sensuous figures. In 1893 Beardsley was appointed as art director of "Yellow Book," a quarterly journal focusing on literature and art. He is remembered for his illustrations of "Morte d'Arthur" by the English writer Thomas Malory (fl. 1470) and for his illustrations of the English translation by the Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) of the drama "Salome." Beardsley died at the age of 26 of tuberculosis. Selected images of Beardsley's illustrations are available online.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

In addition to the illustrations for Le Morte Darthur and Salomé, Beardsley completed two other important sets of ... The Bon Mots illustrations feature several grotesque figures that would become his trademarks: fetuses that are ...

Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195169212

Category: Literary Collections

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A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.

Book and Library Sales Catalogues

1837 79 Bon Mots of Charles Lamb , Douglas Jerrold , etc. cdited by W. Jerrold , 2 vol . grotesques by A ubrey Beardsley ... LARGE PAPER , one of 100 copies , portraits on Japanese paper , and illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley , buckram ...

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