Art, Sexuality, and Gender Constructions in Western Culture

@article{HammerTugendhat2012ArtSA,
  title={Art, Sexuality, and Gender Constructions in Western Culture},
  author={Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat and M. Zanchi},
  journal={Art in Translation},
  year={2012},
  volume={4},
  pages={361 - 382}
}
Abstract This article interrogates constructs of sexuality and gender in Western art. Since the early Renaissance, art flaunts sexuality almost exclusively through the female nude, while the male body and desire remain invisible. In Titian’s erotic Danaë, Zeus is morphed into golden rain; in Rembrandt’s version, he immaterializes into pure light; with Klimt’s Danaë, the sexual act becomes a female autoeroticism. Those images that show the male partner in sexual action and without mythological… Expand

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