fuck yeah, art nouveau

A celebration of art nouveau and its practitioners.
Ali Baba
Aubrey Beardsley; line block print; 1897.
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From the V&A:
'This is one of Beardsley's most powerful and confident drawings. The  size and obesity of Ali Baba's body is suggested in the most simple and  minimal way. He almost seems to blend in with the background, his shape  defined only by his robes and richly profuse jewellery.
This design dates from near the end of Beardsley’s short life. It is his  only drawing for a proposed book of Arabian Night’s Tales, The Forty  Thieves. The book was left unfinished at his death from tuberculosis in  1898.’

Ali Baba

Aubrey Beardsley; line block print; 1897.

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From the V&A:

'This is one of Beardsley's most powerful and confident drawings. The size and obesity of Ali Baba's body is suggested in the most simple and minimal way. He almost seems to blend in with the background, his shape defined only by his robes and richly profuse jewellery.

This design dates from near the end of Beardsley’s short life. It is his only drawing for a proposed book of Arabian Night’s Tales, The Forty Thieves. The book was left unfinished at his death from tuberculosis in 1898.’

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