enchantment.jpgI decided that to celebrate my birthday I wanted to go on an outing, so the Book God and I headed off to the Dulwich Picture Galleryto see the Age of Enchantment exhibition. I love illustrated books, and it was wonderful to see many of the original pieces for various fairy-tales produced by Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham and others. The biggest thrill for me, though, was the selection of drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. When I was a student in the late 1970s, early 1980s it was common to see posters of the work he did for Oscar Wilde’s Salome on bedsit walls, and I’m sure I have set of postcards somewhere. Anyhow, I can really recommend the exhibition if you are at all interested in the illustrator’s art. I believe it is open until 17th February, but if you can’t make it in person then the catalogue is worth buying – I must admit that I succumbed!

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