Thursday, December 26, 2013

Illustration Unit: Aubrey Beardsley

The next illustrator I would cover in the art history part of the unit is the english artist Aubrey Beardsley. His work is a good example of the influence of Japanese woodcuts on European art in general on the art nouveau movement in particular.

After studying Pogany and Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley presents a different approach to illustration. His work is a great example of the power of contrast and the beauty of using shape and line. 

He offers another approach to hand-lettering that students can refer to during the research stage of the Creative Process.

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