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Scenes of the Obscene: The Non-Representable in Art and Visual Culture, Middle Ages to Today.

Author: Kassan Nakas; Jessica Ullrich
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Zeilenwert GmbH, 2014.
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Artists and the public alike have always been fascinated by obscene imagery. The Obscene, however, is difficult to define. One of the earliest interpretations is of Greek origin and argues that the word derives from ""ob skene"", indicating the space behind the stage or scene. ""Off-scene"" remains what should be hidden from public view, be it morally questionable, offensive, disgusting or unbearable to look at.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nakas, Kassandra.
Scenes of the Obscene : The Non-Representable in Art and Visual Culture, Middle Ages to Today.
Kromsdorf : Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kassan Nakas; Jessica Ullrich
ISBN: 9783958994539 3958994539
OCLC Number: 926706040
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Imprint; Contents; Preface; I. Bodies of Transgression; Anja Grebe: Inside Out. Scatology in Medieval Art; Bernd Krysmanski: Warnings of Morality or Downright Twisted Pleasure? William Hogarth's Depiction of Violence; Patricia Bass: The Post-edible in Art: The Limits of the Abject at the Whitney Museum; II. VisualPleasuresandSexualActs; Thomas Martin: 'Bestial Desire': About the Silent Sin against Nature. Sodomia and Bestiality in Early Modern Art; Kassandra Nakas: "Taming the Subject through Gracefulness". Erotic Literature in German Art Nouveau. Massimo Perinelli: Queering Bestiality. Visual Pleasure and the ObsceneIII. Violence and Death; Barbara Baert: Cutting the throat. Obscenity and the Case of the Johannesschüssel; Karen Gonzalez Rice: Cocking the Trigger: Explicit Male Performance and Its Consequences; Jessica Ullrich: "Animals were Harmed in the Making of this Artwork". The Visibility of Animal Death in Artworks; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors.

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Artists and the public alike have always been fascinated by obscene imagery. The Obscene, however, is difficult to define. One of the earliest interpretations is of Greek origin and argues that the word derives from ""ob skene"", indicating the space behind the stage or scene. ""Off-scene"" remains what should be hidden from public view, be it morally questionable, offensive, disgusting or unbearable to look at. This book presents a collection of essays that cast light on some ""Scene of the Obscene"" in art and visual culture from the Middle Ages to today, taking into consideration the mallea.

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