Manifestations of Venus: Art and Sexuality

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Manchester University Press, 2000 - Art - 233 pages
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This fascinating book takes as its starting point the recurrent motif of Venus as the associated figure of Cupid in Western art from the Renaissance to the present day. Original essays investigate issues of art, gender, and sexuality, and bring a particular moment into vivid focus, looking at specific works of painting, sculpture, design, or photography. The essays not only make important contributions to art history, but also to the historical field, and to cultural and gender studies.
  

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Contents

Introducing Venus
1
The seductions of antiquity
24
Deco Venus
142

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Caroline Arscott is Lecturer in 19th-century British Art and Katie Scott is Lecturer in Early Modern French Art and Architecture, both at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

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