Step Into The Erotic Universe Of Proto-Feminist Artist Carol Rama

October 27, 2014 12:59 PM

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Step Into The Erotic Universe Of Proto-Feminist Artist Carol Rama

Carol Rama's first exhibition was abruptly shut down by the police for public indecency. One work, "Dorina," was a watercolor in the raw, depicting a nude woman, legs splayed open and tongue out, with a serpent crawling out of her vulva. Others portrayed defecation and bestiality, rendered in an untrained, almost childish hand.

Such an act of censorship could maybe, potentially, still occur today. But Rama was creating her pornographic proto-feminist artworks in the 1940s, in fascist Italy during World War II.

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