- Uitgever:Weidenfeld & Nicolson
- Bindwijze:Gekartonneerd met stofomslag
- Aantal Pagina's:192
The Male Figure in Art
Adam reveals a history of the male in art of every medium. This book shows how the heroic nude traversed the centuries from ancient Rome to the "peplum" movies of the 1950s, how a tamer, feminized male made his appearance in the flirtatious paintings of the French rococo, how the Christian shame of nudity was overcome in representations of the crucifixion or images of martyrdom, and how the baroque artists exaggerated male characteristics to create super-males. Work of artists as diverse as Leonardo Fragonard, Beardsley, Nadar and Weber - and the historic contributions of men from David Bowie to Arnold Schwartzenegger to the Nuba warrior - combine to make Adam a fascinating and entertaining trip through the history of art and sexuality.