May 23, 2011

Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen

A Beardsley derivations in the form of some illustrations by Hans Henning Voigt (1887–1969), better known as Alastair. An artist who more than anyone carried the Beardsley style and the fin de siècle ethos into the 20th century.

These illustrations here are a selection of the twelve pieces for a 1920 edition of Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen, the novel upon which Bizet based his opera.

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