A NORMAN LINDSAY FOR TODAY

Norman Lindsay was a prolific Australian author and artist who worked in many media.  He's known today mainly for his delightfully erotic line drawings featuring full-figured female nudes.  Michael Powell's last film was an adaptation of Lindsay's novel The Age Of Consent, and a film about Lindsay's life, Sirens, was released in 1994.

The image above, from 1938, introduces a frankly erotic element into the foursquare narrative style of N. C. Wyeth's illustrations — a slightly startling combination.

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