Aubrey Beardsley

Featuring a reproduction of a pen and ink drawing

The Great God Pan and The Inmost Light, by Arthur Machen

Above his hairy nether parts, Pan looks typically androgynous; his long tresses and emphatically curled horn harmonise with the Art Nouveau loops of the vegetation. But his pose is challenging. He stands erect, with his staff and his pipes emphasizing his verticality.

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  • An Introduction to the Life and Work of Arthur Machen
  • Scanned image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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