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Even in the Western world, which seems completely accustomed to a widespread appearance of risqué images, an erotic painting from five hundred years ago can still manage to create a sensation. This book, the fifteenth title in the popular Guide to Imagery series, is a delightful romp through the portrayal of love and sexuality in art--age-old subjects depicted in all cultures. The volume surveys Western artworks illustrating more or less explicitly delicate or amorous subjects. The gamut of possibilities is vast, ranging from chaste tenderness to overwhelming frenzies of the senses, from Classical allusion to sexual fantasy.

A series of general themes is presented, with a detailed reading of the significance and symbolic content of the individual works illustrating each theme. In the paintings of the past, the reader will encounter gestures, objects, places, and situations that seem familiar and that offer the traditional setting of "love scenes" from every epoch. The volume closes with a chapter highlighting some of the most famous couples of all time.

About the Author

Stefano Zuffi is the author of Gospel Figures in Art, European Art of the Fifteenth Century, and European Art of the Sixteenth Century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606060094
Author:
Zuffi, Stefano
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Translator:
Sartarelli, Stephen
Author:
null, Stefano
Subject:
Love in art
Subject:
Erotic art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Erotica
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Guide to Imagery
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
400 color illustrations
Pages:
383
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in

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