He was utterly salacious, totally scandalous, often grotesque. He was also dead at 25. Now, the Victorian boy wonder, Aubrey Beardsley, is getting his biggest exhibition in 50 years.
In March 2020, over 200 of the controversy-courting Beardsley's works appear at Tate Britain. It's the first exhibition dedicated to him at the Tate since 1923.
Have your mind truly boggled, your cheeks truly blushed, by Beardsley's pen and ink masterpieces, including celebrated illustrations for Le Morte d'Arthur, Lysistrata and Oscar Wilde’s Salomé.
The exhibition also shows artworks that inspired Beardsley's brief, but potent career, including Japanese scrolls and watercolours by Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau.
Some of this may have outraged the Victorians — but it's pretty damned risque in the 21st century too.
Tate's Britain's Aubrey Beardsley exhibition runs from 4 March-25 May 2020. Prices and booking details will be announced shortly.