Tuesday 31 December 2013

Art Review

Looking back on art in and around London in 2013, the two things that stand out are 1) the sudden emergence of Shunga (Japanese erotica) and 2) the male nude. In its first X-rated exhibition, The British Museum staged Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art (CLICK). Not to be outdone, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge mounted its own exhibition of Japanese erotica: The night of longing: Love and desire in Japanese prints (CLICK). The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) stayed European with Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper) for the gay community (CLICK). The Wallace Collection came up with The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century drawings from the Paris Academy. These are drawings from students' life classes. Shown is Carle Van Loo's Male seated face-on, arms on head. This show closes on 19 January (CLICK).


At 28/2/14, Anonymous Jose Manuel said...

"Sex and Pleasure" is the most famous arts work by SHUNGA! Thanks for sharing such an excellent and attractive contemporary paintings. Keep it up.


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