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Illustrating at a Social Distance: On Beardsley, Wilde, and ‘Salome’

Maybe Beardsley’s illustrations are divergent because he, like everybody else, couldn’t quite understand what Wilde was going for in the play.

May 27, 2020
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When Doodles Tell a Story Words Cannot

Drawing is a skill like reading, like writing, which can be learned by anyone regardless of talent. It is a mental discipline.

Apr 22, 2020
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Finding the Right Face for Charlotte in ‘Charlotte’s Web’

In insisting on an anatomically correct Charlotte, E. B. White was playing with fire: People hate real spiders.

Feb 4, 2020