'Aubrey Beardsley and Japan'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 9, 2016

'Aubrey Beardsley and Japan'

by Melynie Yoneda

Feb. 6-March 27 British artist Aubrey Beardsley, a leader of the 19th-century aesthetic movement, was best-known for his bold — and, at times, erotic — black-and-white illustrations. Strongly influenced by art nouveau and Japonisme, it is perhaps unsurprising that Beardsley also inspired many Japanese Taisho ...