sábado, 22 de agosto de 2009

Eros in Asia: Erotic Art from Iran to Japan (Kinsey Institute)


Eros in Asia: Erotic Art from Iran to Japan
Kinsey Institute Gallery




Eros in Asia was the first exhibition from The Kinsey Institute to highlight its extensive collection of erotic artwork from across the Asian continent. In the 1940s and 1950s, Dr. Alfred Kinsey actively collected visual materials from around the world, to enable him to study sexual behavior and attitudes. Since that time the institute has continued to acquire paintings, prints, illustrated books, sculptures, and art objects from Asian countries, each of which has its unique artistic traditions and genres for the visual representation of sexuality. Although the majority of the artworks in the exhibition were produced in China, India, Iran, and Japan, the countries of Turkey, Mongolia, and Burma were also represented in the show at Kinsey Institute Gallery. That interesting exhibition took place from February 20 until July 2, 2009.


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Image: Anonymous artist, Iran
Couple on a swing, 20th century
Paint on paper