Aubrey Beardsley Essays

  • Aubrey Beardsley and Oscar Wilde

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    Aubrey Beardsley and Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde claimed to have discovered Aubrey Beardsley, when he asked him to illustrate his Salome. However, many people have claimed the same thing. Author Robert Ross on the other hand, thinks that Beardsley really started with the men with whom his work will always be associated. The men he worked with on the Yellow Book. (Aubrey Beardsley, p.14). Aubrey was born on the twenty-first of August 1872, in Brighton England. He was a quiet reserved child of an

  • Aubrey Beardsley Analysis

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    Like Aubrey Beardsley, Cassandre is making a social statement on the morals and culture of his time period. “Dubo Dubon Dubonnet,” is a prim example of similar to Beardsley’s work. This illustration depicts the prohibition period of alcohol between 1920’ and 30,’ the intention of the prohibition was to stop consumption, distribution, and purchase of alcohol. This experiment was a drastic failure of the government and society trying to take control of personal responsibility of the people. Immoral

  • Book Jackets

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    binding cloth, or pasting printed paper sheets onto the front and back boards” (Powers 6). Up until the advent of book jackets at this time, the decorated covers of books were quite popular and even produced celebrities of book cover design. Aubrey Beardsley and Sarah Wyman Whitman were popular book cover designers of the 1800s. Pasted paper designs started appearing on books as early as the 1830s which soon gave way to two colored textured designs and gold stamping in the 1840s and 1850s. As the

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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    artist sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald. These four artists collaborated on designs for furniture, metalwork and illustration, developing a distinctive imagery of weird, abstracted female figures and metamorphic lines reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley. Their style earned them the nickname of the 'Spook School' and their work, particularly in England, was treated with suspicion because of its decadent influence of Continental art nouveau. At this time Continental Art Nouveau was frowned

  • Beowulf

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    culture seen all over Europe at that time. While the poem has been escribed to about the year 800, recent research has indicated beyond doubt that it was first written down between 1087 and 1090, as entertainment for the court of King Henry II. (Aubrey Beardsley, Beowulf: New Beginnings, 2001, p. 74) Of course, the late eleventh centry was merely when it was actually put to paper, the language of the poem shows that there are many parts that are much older, that probably date to the Celtic Iron Age of

  • Victorian England and The Picture of Dorian Gray

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    to "burn with that hard, gemlike flame" in experiencing art and, no doubt, other things. How could Wilde's book, given its affinities with the age's decadent manifestoes--Stèphane Mallarmé's symbolist poetry, Huysmans' À Rebours (Against Nature), Aubrey Beardsley's drawings, The Yellow Book, and so on--serve as a cultural critique every bit as scathing, and perhaps more acute, than those of Carlyle, Ruskin, and Arnold? I suggest that Wilde accomplishes this task by making his characters enact the

  • The Movement And Style Of Aubrey Beardsley And The Art Nouveau Movement

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    (Zatlin, 8) than Aubrey Beardsley. To attempt discussions of the complexity of Art Nouveau without including Beardsley is to not fully envelop the movement and style, as Beardsley himself moved between the two worlds of the fantastical and the real. He illustrated the sexuality and grotesque decadence of the era while maintaining

  • Essay On Noble Sissle

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    Noble Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 10, 1889. His early interest in music came from his father, a minister and organist. The Sissles moved to Cleveland when Noble was 17, and in 1908, before graduating from high school, he joined a male quartet for a four-week run of the Midwest vaudeville circuit. After graduating, he joined a gospel quartet for a tour on the same circuit. 1. Riding the wave of new interest in black entertainers brought on by the success of James Reese Europe

  • Stonehenge

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    I. On Salisbury Plain in Southern England stands Stonehenge, the most famous of all megalithic sites. Stonehenge is unique among the monuments of the ancient world. Isolated on a windswept plain, built by a people with no written language, Stonehenge challenges our imagination. The impressive stone circle stands near the top of a gently sloping hill on Salisbury Plain about thirty miles from the English Channel. The stones are visible over the hills for a mile or two in every direction. Stonehenge

  • Comparison of Blood Brothers and Grease

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    Comparison of Blood Brothers and Grease I have studied plays, two of them being Blood Brothers and Grease. I will be comparing and contrasting Blood Brothers with Grease, both of the plays are set in the restrictive 1950's. Blood Brothers is about twin brothers and their mother who are forced through poverty to give away on of the sons. One stays with his mother, a poor cleaner, and grows up in poor surroundings. The other is given to the mother's boss, a woman who can't have children

  • Master and Commander: Far Side of the World

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    Captain “Lucky Jack” Aubrey, the protagonist in Master and Commander: Far Side of the World, is an excellent example of a leader to both his crew and the audience of the film. Lucky Jack received the nickname because of his tendency to be in the right place at the right time, to win battles and, if necessary, narrowly escape disaster. The movie takes places during The Napoleonic Wars when Great Britain was at with France. Captain Aubrey is the captain of a British battleship, the HMS Surprise, when

  • How I Found A Mythical Boiling River In The Amazon

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    TED talks began in the year 1984 as a conference about technology, education, and design, hence the name TED. Today, these powerful presentations cover a variety of topics outside of the main three and are a household name. Each TED talk is unique and but they are all told as interesting and insightful speeches. Many use elements of storytelling to convey their message to the audience. When comparing The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi to How I Found a Mythical Boiling River

  • Patrick O Brian Research Paper

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    are some of the most renown for their many publications. Each of them has created at least one series of novels on the premise of historical naval fiction. Patrick O’Brian created the series of novels of Captain Jack Aubrey and his companion Dr. Stephen Maturin (known as the Aubrey-Maturin series). C.S. Forester is the creator

  • The Art Nouveau Style And Style

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    The Art Nouveau style seemed to walk between the two worlds: it was simultaneously fantastical and grounded in reality and there was no artist in the period that was better equipped to “know and see the dance of the seven veils,” (Zatlin) than Aubrey Beardsley. It is impossible to fully discuss the value

  • Aubrey Beardsley's The Art Of The Hoarding

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    furthermore they concluded that producing such poster designs were a violation of artistic integrity. Aubrey Beardsley, an English artist already popular for non-commercial works, sought to defend his own poster art and justify art in advertising as a whole in a 1894 article entitled The Art of the Hoarding. Published in a popular newspaper, Beardsley's

  • The History Of Art Nouveau

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    Art Nouveau was an artist movement that started in Europe and peaked in popularity between the years of 1890 and 1910. It had a great influence on graphic design, but was also practiced in the fields of art, architecture and applied art. Art Nouveau is a French term meaning “new art” and is characterized from the highly stylized forms as well as organic and plant motifs. “The organic forms often took the shape of sudden violent curves which were often referenced by the term whiplash” (Eskilson, 56)

  • Graphic Design Personal Statement

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    My educational background and knowledge in the arts and art history developed rapidly once I entered my undergraduate program in graphic design at East Tennessee State University. Being a member of the Fine and Performing Arts Honors College during my undergraduate study imbued me with a heightened sense of achievement and sense of purpose as I was presented with opportunities not provided to all art students. Until my Fall 2017 semester, I had an Art History minor attached to my major however, due

  • Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: Dorian as Faust

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    Dorian as Faust in The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is a rich story which can be viewed through many literary and cultural lenses. Oscar Wilde himself purposefully filled his novel with a great many direct and indirect allusions to the literary culture of his times, so it seems appropriate to look back at his story - both the novel and the 1945 film version - in this way. In many ways, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a retelling of the Faust story. A temptation is placed before

  • The Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame and Neopaganism

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    The Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame and Neopaganism The beauty of the English countryside--cultivated or wild, pastoral or primeval, it was an endless source of inspiration for eighteenth-century Romantic poets. Such notables as Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley envisioned ancient and exotic Hellenic gods in familiar, typically British settings. Douglas Bush says of Keats, "For him the common sights of Hampstead Heath could suggest how poets had first conceived of fauns and dryads, of Psyche