|Type of Research:||Book|
|Creators:||Wallace, Marina and Bernstein, Joanne and Kemp, Martin|
I was the primary co-author for this book , which focuses on representations of sex from diverse eras and cultures. It includes around 250 works, spanning over 2000 years, including Roman marbles, Indian manuscripts, Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures, Chinese paintings and prints, Japanese woodcuts, 19th century photographs and contemporary video drawn from unique public and private collections from around the world. The book debates the shifting attitudes towards explicit imagery, and questions the lines drawn between art and pornography. The work examines comprehensively the ways in which some of the world’s greatest artists have addressed to subject of sex at different times and in different places; over 70 artists are featured including Bacon, Bourgeois, Carracci, Fragonard, Guercino, Koons, Mapplethorpe, Picasso, Rodin, Schiele, Turner, Utamaro and Warhol. Among other things the work questions the changing social acceptability of visual representations of the sexual act and through this the definitions of ‘acceptability ‘ itself, which for a viewer, are particular to their historical and cultural moments.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RAE2008 UoA63|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2009 23:25|
|Last Modified:||28 Apr 2011 14:17|
Repository Staff Only: item control page