Sex In Art

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Sex in Art: Pornography and Pleasure In the History of Art

A comprehensive and detailed survey of erotic art from ancient times to the modern era. All the major erotic artists of the Western tradition are analyzed (Egon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Thomas Rowlandson, Pablo Picasso, Titian, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops, Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Eric Gill). Other chapters include erotica in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Oriental erotic art (Taoist and Tantric ...

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Overview

Sex in Art: Pornography and Pleasure In the History of Art

A comprehensive and detailed survey of erotic art from ancient times to the modern era. All the major erotic artists of the Western tradition are analyzed (Egon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Thomas Rowlandson, Pablo Picasso, Titian, Jean Baptiste Dominique Ingres, Felicien Rops, Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Eric Gill). Other chapters include erotica in ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Oriental erotic art (Taoist and Tantric art from China, Japan and India), gender and eroticism in Renaissance art, and the sensuality of sculpture. A discussion of the complex relationship between art and pornography provides the central critical axis for this challenging book.

There are individual sections on many of the key erotic artists, such as Michelangelo Buonaroti, Leonardo da VInci, Eric Gill, Gustave Moreau, the Surrealists, Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt.

This new edition contains many new illustrations (some of which are rare), an updated text, a new introduction and bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861713933
  • Publisher: Crescent Moon Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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