In Erotica: Popular Phallusy

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 22, 2011
The English artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (b.1872 - d.1898) once quipped, "I have one aim -- the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing." Often compared to Japanese Shunga art, Beardsley's distinctive style of graceful lines and high contrast feature tall, elegant women and diminutive, odious men with grossly engorged genitals.

Popular Phallusy

Erotica // Thursday, September 22, 2011
The English artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (b.1872 - d.1898) once quipped, "I have one aim -- the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing." Often compared to Japanese Shunga art, Beardsley's distinctive style of graceful lines and high contrast feature tall, elegant women and diminutive, odious men with grossly engorged genitals.

Aubrey Beardsley's Erotic Grotesque

Erotica // Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Aubrey Beardsley was the most controversial artist of the Art Nouveau era, renowned for his dark and perverse images and the grotesque erotica, which were the main themes of his later work. Some of his drawings, inspired by Japanese shunga, featured enormous genitalia. His most famous erotic illustrations were on themes of history and mythology; these include illustrations and drawings for Oscar Wilde's play Salome.