SEX IN ART
PORNOGRAPHY AND PLEASURE IN THE HISTORY OF ART
By Cassidy Hughes
A comprehensive and detailed survey of erotic art from ancient times to the present day.
All of 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, and 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. Each chapter contains illustrations. A discussion of the complex relationship between art and pornography provides the central critical axis for this challenging book. Each of the major views on erotica and porn are examined, from each political persuasion and argument. There are also chapters on censorship, on feminism, and the relation of erotic art to erotic literature.
There are individual sections on many of the key erotic artists, such as Michelangelo Buonaroti, Leonardo da Vinci, Eric Gill, Gustave Moreau, the Surrealists, Jasper Johns, Constantin Brancusi, Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt.
Fully illustrated. This new edition contains many new illustrations (some of which are rare), an updated and revised text, a new introduction and bibliography.
464 pages. With a full colour cover. www.crmoon.com
Table of Contents
Art, Pornography, Eroticism, Sexuality, Feminism
1 The Pornography of Art/ The Art of Pornography;
Pornography and Feminism/ Feminism
and Pornography 23
2 Art, Sexuality, Eroticism, Pornography/ Pornography,
Eroticism, Sexuality, Art 63
3 Sexuality, Art and Pornography 87
Prehistory, The Orient. Ancient Art, Renaissance
1 Eroticism in Prehistoric Art 121
2 Oriental Eroticism 129
3 Eroticism in Ancient Art: Greece, Egypt, Rome 143
4 Sex in Renaissance Art 153
Modern Art, Symbolism, Expressionism, Surrealism,
1 Symbolist and Decadent Art 253
2 Sex and Expressionism 265
3 Sex in the Great Moderns 289
4 Mad Love: Surrealist Sex 301
5 Eric Gill 309
1 The Sexuality of Surfaces: Jasper Johns 319
2 The Sensuality of Surface and Abstraction in Contemporary
3 Contemporary Art 339
4 Eroticism in Contemporary Figurative Art 345
Sculpture, Brancusi, ‘Women’s’ Art, ‘Feminist’ Art
1 Sculpture 375
2 Constantin Brancusi 405
3 Women’s Art, Feminist Art, Women Artists 419
4 Contemporary Feminist and Women’s Art 433