Aubrey Beardsley – The Art of Being a Dandy | Tate

Curator Stephen Calloway and drag performer Holly James Johnston sit down to tea to discuss the ‘dos and don’ts’ of dandyism according to artist Aubrey Beardsley.

Beardsley shocked and delighted Victorian London with his black and white drawings. In fact, the 1890s even became known in some circles as the ‘Beardsley Period’. At the centre of this decadent world was the ‘dandy’, an elegant and enigmatic character made famous by Beardsley and friends like Oscar Wilde.

An exhibition of works by Aubrey Beardsley re-opens at Tate Britain on Monday 27 July, now extended until 20 September 2020. Book tickets via our website:

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