Pictures And Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts

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An account of gay and lesbian art from the classical Greeks to the present day, PICTURES AND PASSIONS not only deals fully with actual works about gay themes by identifiably gay artists or for gay patrons, but also devotes attention to criticism, art history and art theory from Plato to Camille Paglia. James Saslow's broad survey ranges from what can be known about prehistory and early societies to the twentieth century, the birth of modern gay studies, the impact of AIDS and the increasing openness of mainstream gay artists like Hockney and Mapplethorpe.

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This text presents an overview of gay art from the beginning of recorded time to the present: works about gay themes by identifiably gay artists or for gay patrons. Saslow carefully examines the classical world, in which homoerotic love was recorded, celebrated, and satirized in the visual arts, and he examines the ways in which the guilt-free acceptance and institutionalized dignity the Greeks accorded to homosexuality have persisted as a nostalgic symbol of lost arcadian ideals in nearly every later civilization.

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Educated at Columbia, Princeton, Harvard and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, James Saslow teaches at Queens College City University of New York. He edited the Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Art and has written several books publishedby Yale University Press.

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