The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion
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By (author) Leo Steinberg
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Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion by Leo Steinberg
Book DescriptionSteinberg argues in this work that the artists regarded the deliberate exposure of Christ's genitalia as an affirmation of kinship with the human condition. Christ's lifelong virginity, understood as potency under check, and the first offer of blood in the circumcision, both required acknowledgment of the genital organ. More than exercises in realism, these unabashed images underscore the crucial theological import of the Incarnation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226771878
(234mm x 196mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leo Steinberg
Other Criteria, Paperback (December 2007)
Comprises eighteen essays on topics ranging from "Contemporary Art and the Plight of Its Public" and the "flat-bed picture plane" to reflections on Picasso, Rauschenberg, Rodin, de Kooning, Pollock, Guston, and Jasper Johns.
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