Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Peacock Skirt

The Aubrey Beardsley print my mother had a lot of trouble letting go of, and I had NO trouble accepting. Also see my pretty new curtains and the corner of Grandmother's chair.

I have learned a little bit about this piece. It is a print of "The Peacock Skirt" by Aubrey Beardsley (a brilliant artist who was incredibly controversial and died at age 25). It was originally an illustration for Salomé by Oscar Wilde published in 1894. The original was only 8.94 x 6.30 inches. It’s housed in the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard. Maybe I’ll check out the original some day.