Beyond lust

Fig leaf for Michelangelo’s David (made especially for Queen Victoria’s visits)

Review of a “brilliant” new exhibition called Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to the Present at the Barbican until January 27.

Is art ever about anything else, asks Jonathan Jones in his review? An interesting and unusually relaxed discussion.

More pics after the break.

Luca Giordano: Venus, Mars, and the Forge of Vulcan c1660s

Picasso, La doleur (self portrait)

John AS Coutts, aka John Willie: SDM BNDG GAG (Sadomasochism Female, Bondage Gagged), 1938

Andy Warhol: Blowjob , 1963, Black and white, silent, 41 minutes at 16 frames per second

(All images linked from the Guardian.)


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