Free online tour of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain

Tate today announces the release of a new film offering audiences the chance to step inside the gallery’s latest exhibitions and explore remarkable works of art from the comfort of their own home.

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Installation of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain Photo by Tate Photography Aubrey Beardsley, Caprice c.1894. Tate

Available to view on Tate’s website and Youtube channel from today, Monday 13 April, a new online tour through Tate Britain’s Aubrey Beardsley exhibition…

Guided by the Tate Britain team of Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Curator of British Art 1850-1915, and Alice Insley, Assistant Curator of Historic British Art.

Tate today announces the release of two new films offering audiences the chance to step inside the gallery’s latest exhibitions and explore remarkable works of art from the comfort of their own home. Published on Tate’s website and YouTube channel this month, viewers around the world can enjoy
free curator-led video tours of the much-anticipated Andy Warhol and Aubrey Beardsley exhibitions. Specially recorded following the closure of Tate’s galleries due to coronavirus, but before current restrictions were implemented, the films offer unique perspectives from Tate experts as they take visitors through the empty galleries, allowing special access to major art works on loan from public and private collections across the globe.

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This online tour provides insight into the artist’s brief but astonishing career. Although he died tragically young at the age of just 25, Beardsley’s strange, sinuous black-and-white images have continued to shock and delight for over a century. Bringing together 200 spectacular works – the largest grouping of his original drawings in over 50 years – viewers will be able to see his unrivalled skill as a draughtsman in exquisite detail. The video joins further exhibition-related content available on Tate’s website, including an illustrated exhibition guide and a short film in which historian Stephen Calloway and drag performer Holly James Johnston discuss Beardsley, drag, gender and the joy of being a dandy.

Image credit: Aubrey Beardsley is organised by Tate Britain in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, with the generous support of the V&A, private lenders and other public institutions. It is curated by Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Curator of British Art 1850-1915, and Stephen Calloway with Alice Insley, Assistant Curator, Historic British Art. The exhibition is supported by the Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation and Tate Members.

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