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By Christopher Reed

This daring, globe-spanning survey is the 1st ebook to completely discover the unconventional, long-standing interdependence among paintings and homosexuality. It attracts examples from the entire diversity of the Western culture, together with classical, Renaissance, and modern artwork, with certain concentrate on the fashionable period. It used to be within the smooth interval, while arguments approximately homosexuality and the avant-garde have been specifically public, that our present belief of the artist and the gay started to take form, and nearly as quick 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 proficient each other. Art and Homosexuality discusses lots of modernism's canonical figures--painters like Courbet, Picasso, and Pollock; writers like Whitman and Stein--and matters, reminiscent of the increase of abstraction, the avant-garde's courting to its consumers and the political exploitation of paintings. 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 pictures 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 identification and takes our realizing of every in stimulating new directions.

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