A Beautiful And Brief Queer History Of The Classical Nude In Art (NSFW)

October 13, 2014 11:24 AM

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A Beautiful And Brief Queer History Of The Classical Nude In Art (NSFW)

There are few themes that connect the centuries and centuries of art history like the nude. Sublime landscapes and posed portraits make their fair share of reappearances over the years, shaped by movements from Mannerism to net art. But there's no popular object more prolific as a nude body, popping up in the oeuvres of Rubens to Degas, Jenny Saville to Ryan McGinley.

A new exhibition at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is taking a comprehensive look at the ways in which artists, from antiquity to present day, have imagined the naked body. Showcasing over 100 objects of painting, photography, sculpture, video, drawing and print, the show will tackle th...

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