the landscape of the fall of icarus

The poem ‘Landscape with the Fall of Icarus’ touches upon the Greek tragedy of Icarus. Icarus is the son of Daedalus. Icarus and his father were exiled in Crete. He took flight from imprisonment wearing the fragile wings his father had fashioned for him. Icarus was warned by his father not to go near the sun to keep him safe form the consequence of wax melting.

the stomach dance

Print by Aubrey Beardsley, 'The Stomach Dance', plate XI from 'A Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings illustrating 'Salome' by Oscar Wilde', published by John Lane, London, 1907, line block print on Japanese vellum. Museum Number E.432-1972.