“Donkey Skin” Perrault's Fairy Tales (81)
The decorative use of line and pattern to an extent resembles early Beardsley, as does the emphasis both nudity and the grotesque. The (two-legged?) donkey embracing the nude girl whose hair almost covers her groin looks less like the scene from an eighteenth-century fairy tale and more like a depiction of cross-species amorousness.
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Formatting and text by George P. Landow
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