Corpus ID: 190866245

Adam: The Male Figure in Art

  title={Adam: The Male Figure in Art},
  author={Edward Lucie-Smith},
  • Edward Lucie-Smith
  • Published 1998
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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