This painting fascinated me with it's display of both a natural style and a tad of decadence. I was immediately "re-visiting Brideshead"...
I do not know of many men that young displaying such style.
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Mr Beardsley is famous for his illustrations of Oscar Wilde's Salome.
|A brilliant Japanese inspired style. Aubrey also influenced the development of the Art Noveau style. Much achieved in a short life.|
|Oscar Wilde in his study - Beardsley was not popular disclosing the work methods of Wilde. Love the bow tie..|
It was my first visit to the gallery but it was a most enjoyable adventure. Portraits gives me a more intensive experience than paintings of landscapes, shapes and colours etc.
A recommendable and free experience...
|The entrance of the National Portrait Gallery|