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Dark, dark dark work of sex and violence. 140 works, including paintings, sculptures, graphic art, photography, and film, trace the artistic investigations of ever-changing gender roles from the mid-19th century to the end of World War II. Scholarly essays cover such topics as Adam and Eve, the Femme Fatale in 19th century art, or sexual murder in the works of the Weimar Republic, while others provide perceptive analyses of the battle of the sexes. A tough book to describe but eye-popping to examine. Weird, strange, outré!
Traditional gender norms codifying males and females as active vs. passive and rational vs. emotional were heavily debated in modern art. While many artists adhered to stereotypes, others sought to subvert them. Drawing from the considerable holdings of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, and including works from artists such as Édouard Manet, Auguste Rodin, Gustav Klimt, Man Ray, Otto Dix, Claude Cahun, Meret Oppenheim, and Frida Kahlo, this sweeping examination explores the artistic representations of sexuality and gender. Abundant and amazing artwork by Franz von Stuck, who we rarely see collected, Edvard Munch, Lee Miller, and Jeanne Mammen, a dynamic 19th century illustrator new to us.
Dazzling reproductions and brief texts on the works, an extensive bibliography and chronology offer contextual background. This comprehensive book offers insights into the complexity of gender issues and sheds light on the art-historical dimension of an eminently relevant subject.
We've put this in our erotic art section--even though it seems more of an art book, the extreme subject matter dictates that we warn you of the very adult content.
- Additional Information
Item Code BATTSH Publisher Prestel Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9783791355733 Print Status Out of Print Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 336pg Color Partial Color