Sex as Art or Just Porn

There’s an exhibition on at the Barbican Centre of arts in London that explores the subject of Sex. “Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now” shows the porn art of Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bacon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol and more.

Sex in Art

“Seduced explores the representation of sex in art through the ages. Featuring over 300 works spanning 2000 years, it brings together Roman sculptures, Indian manuscripts, Japanese prints, Chinese watercolours, Renaissance and Baroque paintings and 19th century photography with modern and contemporary art.” Barbican

I found it interesting that the exhibition has a MySpace page and the Barbican gallery has a Facebook page. A lot of art museums and arts organizations have failed to take full advantage of the Internet so far.

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. The Barbican is one of the most unusual yet intriguing galleries that i have ever been too. Should be a good exhibition!!

  2. This is what I love about art, some things may escape the written word, but fewer things still, escape the visual legacy of a culture!

  3. Yeah, like they say, I picture is worth a thousand words.

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