By Christopher Reed

ISBN-10: 0195399072

ISBN-13: 9780195399073

This daring, globe-spanning survey is the 1st publication to completely discover the novel, long-standing interdependence among paintings and homosexuality. It attracts examples from the total variety of the Western culture, together with classical, Renaissance, and modern artwork, with precise specialize in the fashionable period. It was once within the sleek interval, while arguments approximately homosexuality and the avant-garde have been in particular public, that our present perception of the artist and the gay started to take form, and virtually as fast to overlap. now not a chronology of homosexual or lesbian artists, the booklet is an engaging and complex account of the methods conspicuous identities have essentially educated each other. Art and Homosexuality discusses a lot of modernism's canonical figures--painters like Courbet, Picasso, and Pollock; writers like Whitman and Stein--and concerns, akin to the increase of abstraction, the avant-garde's dating to its consumers and the political exploitation of artwork. It exhibits that the various middle rules that outline modernism are approximately indecipherable with no an knowing of the paired identities of artist and gay. Illustrated with over one hundred seventy five b/w and colour photos that variety from excessive to pop culture and from historical Greece to modern the United States, Art and Homosexuality punctures the platitudes surrounding discussions of either aesthetics and sexual id and takes our figuring out of every in stimulating new directions.

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