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10 Terrifying Artworks We Dare You to Look At

The Climax, illustration from 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde, 1893 - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley, one of the main proponents of the Art Nouveau movement

Aubrey Beardsley- Art Noveau Artist Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic.

Aubrey Beardsley - Salomè via Oscar Wilde

Aubrey Beardsley, Famous for his erotic pen and ink drawings, TB took this gifted aesthetic artist at only 25

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, The Dancer's Reward, Illustration from "Salome" by Oscar Wilde

life and death - the living and the dead yin and yang /// Aubrey Beardsley - Gailestis (1895)

Aubrey Beardsley - Victorian Era Art Photo / Poster Print 1872/1898

Illustration by John Austen for a version of Hamlet published in 1922.

John Austen - Hamlet, 1922 - The 1922 edition of Hamlet “decorated” by British artist (British Austen’s Hamlet is often rated as his chef d’oeuvre.

Aubrey Beardsley, Of a Neophyte

Aubrey Beardsley, Of a Neophyte, and How the Black Art Was Revealed unto Him by the Fiend Asomuel, 1893 , originally uploaded by Gatochy .

Aubrey Beardsley - 'Lysistrata', 1896. Beardsley often appropriated forms from continental pornography, but subverted them to present women as confident sexual subjects, not objects. This is echoed in his choice of subject material, as with Wilde's 'Salome' or this satirical play by Aristophanes. Beardsley was also a vocal personal and artistic champion of the independent 'New Woman' archetype which emerged in the late 19th Century and is explored in the work of Ibsen, James and others.

Aubrey Beardsley - 'Lysistrata', Beardsley presented women as confident sexual subjects, not objects.

Poster advertising 'The Spinster's Scrip' - Aubrey Beardsley

Page: Poster advertising 'The Spinster's Scrip' Artist: Aubrey Beardsley Style: Art Nouveau (Modern) Genre: illustration

Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898) and Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900), A Platonic Lament, Important original illustration for Salome: A Tragedy in One Act, published in 1894.

Aubrey Beardsley A Platonic Lament, original illustration for Salome, A Tragedy in One Act, and Wilde, Oscar published in

Aubrey Beardsley, illustration for the title page of The Yellow Book (III), 1894.

Aubrey Beardsley - Illustration - Art Nouveau - illustration for the title page of The Yellow Book (III),