Queer British Art: 1867-1967

By | June 22, 2017
Queer British Art: 1867-1967 Author Clare Barlow
ISBN-10 1849764522
ISBN-13 9781849764520
Year 2017-10-10
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Tate Publishing
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Queer British Art is a timely survey of the seismic shifts in gender and sexuality that took place in Britain between the 1860s and the 1960s In 1861 the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain in 1967 homosexuality was finally decriminalized These events found expression across the arts as British transgressive identities experiences and desires Ranging from the playful to the political the explicit to the domestic these works showcase gender experimentation among the Pre Raphaelites the new science of sexologys impact on portraiture queer domesticities in Bloomsbury and beyond eroticism in the artists studio and relationships between artists and models gender play and sexuality in British surrealism and love and lust in 1960s Soho Works by John Singer Sargent Clare Atwood Ethel Sands Duncan Grant John Minton Angus McBean David Hockney and Francis Bacon are illustrated alongside ephemera personal photographs film and magazines

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