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Eros visible : art, sexuality and antiquity in Renaissance Italy, James Grantham Turner

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Eros visible : art, sexuality and antiquity in Renaissance Italy
Title
Eros visible
Title remainder
art, sexuality and antiquity in Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
James Grantham Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the impact of the erotic revolution that swept through 16th-century Italy, Eros Visible presents a compendious, revisionist account of High Renaissance art. Through close visual analysis of artworks and careful reading of related texts, James Grantham Turner demonstrates the surprisingly close connection between explicitly pornographic art and the canonical works of masters such as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Full of new discoveries, this volume explores the passionate response to antiquity and how a new sex-positive philosophy not only encouraged an increased accentuation of sensual and erotic themes in art, but influenced the sexual cultures of both the court and the art studio. With an interdisciplinary approach that draws on a wide array of visual and textual erotica, Turner offers the first broad, synthetic history of the classically inspired and unambiguously lascivious sensibilities behind some of the most sublime artistic achievements of the Renaissance. --
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1947-
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Turner, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Erotic art
  • Sex and art
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
Label
Eros visible : art, sexuality and antiquity in Renaissance Italy, James Grantham Turner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Profane love -- Foundations and preconditions : 'Poets and sculptors ancient and modern write and sculpt lascivious things to amuse the mind' -- Mars and Venus in the net of art : from classical models to the Villa Farnesina -- Venus, Mars and Vulcan in the high Renaissance -- The mirror of Venus : Titan and Tintoretto -- The stain in the marble, or faliing in love with the Cnidian Venus -- 'Double art' and multiple sexualities : La delicatezza del tondo -- 'Difficult mixtures' : virtuosity and erotic figuration in Marcantonio and Michelangelo
Control code
ocn976405866
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780300219951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)976405866
Label
Eros visible : art, sexuality and antiquity in Renaissance Italy, James Grantham Turner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Profane love -- Foundations and preconditions : 'Poets and sculptors ancient and modern write and sculpt lascivious things to amuse the mind' -- Mars and Venus in the net of art : from classical models to the Villa Farnesina -- Venus, Mars and Vulcan in the high Renaissance -- The mirror of Venus : Titan and Tintoretto -- The stain in the marble, or faliing in love with the Cnidian Venus -- 'Double art' and multiple sexualities : La delicatezza del tondo -- 'Difficult mixtures' : virtuosity and erotic figuration in Marcantonio and Michelangelo
Control code
ocn976405866
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780300219951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)976405866

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