Wednesday, 6 March 2019

gashlycrumb tinies

Noted macabre humourist and illustrator, Edward St John Gorey (*1925 - †2000, previously here and here) was also quite the fashion plate and his eye for style would have translated well to the rack and runway.
Though the overview focuses on costuming and his person sense of style it reinforces how all aspects of his the artist’s personality and outlets brought forward the anxieties and preoccupations (fantods—from the Welsh) of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras through unsettling, vaguely (or rather explicitly) menacing situations.