Aubrey Beardsley’s Fourth Tableau of Das Rheingold is an Art Nouveau illustration completed in 1896. The piece was designed as a cover for The Savoy issue number six in October of that same year. Unfortunately, due to his advanced tuberculosis, Beardsley was unable to finish the series as he had planned.
The artwork depicts the figures of Wotan and Loge in a highly stylized manner. Of particular note are the exaggerated body-hair tufts that feature prominently throughout the piece. The trees in the distance mirror Wotan’s extended left arm, adding to the composition’s overall balance.
Reproductions of this painting are available from 1st-art-gallery.com for those interested in owning a copy of this opulent masterpiece. With its intricate design and subtle yet striking use of color, Beardsley’s Fourth Tableau of Das Rheingold stands out among Art Nouveau pieces and provides viewers with an insight into both his unique style and creative genius.