The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts

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Claude J. Summers
Cleis Press, 2004 - Art - 373 pages
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A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts from Michelangelo's David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts is a comprehensive work showcasing the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer artists to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture.

International in scope, the volume includes overviews of the various periods in art history, from Classical Art to Contemporary Art and from African Art to Erotic and Pornographic Art; discussions of topics ranging from AIDS Activism in the Arts, Censorship in the Arts, and the Arts and Crafts Movement to Pulp Paperbacks and Their Covers; surveys of the representation of various subjects in the visual arts, from Androgyny to Vampires; and biographical entries on significant figures in the history of art, such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci, David Hockney, Ruth Bernhard, Rosa Bonheur, Romaine Brooks, Simeon Solomon, and Nahum Zenil. Includes more than 100 illustrations and photographs.

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Contents

Abbema Louise
1
AIDS Activism in the Arts
14
Angus Patrick
33
Australian Art
40
Bazille JeanFrederic
47
Biren Joan Elizabeth JEB
53
Breker Arno
60
Cahun Claude
67
FaniKayode Rotimi
141
Fuseli Henry
147
GirodetTrioson AnneLouis
154
Grace Della Del LaGrace Volcano
160
Haring Keith
166
Hodgkins Frances
172
Indian Art
179
Islamic Art
185

Carrington Dora
73
Chicago Judy
79
Cooling Janet
89
Demuth Charles 9 5
95
Diirer Albrecht
102
Japanese Art
191
Kahlo Frida
197
Notes on Contributors
355
Index of Names
363
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About the author (2004)

Summers is William E. Stirton Professor in the Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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