Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts

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This text presents an overview of gay art from the beginning of recorded time to the present: works about gay themes by identifiably gay artists or for gay patrons. Saslow carefully examines the classical world, in which homoerotic love was recorded, celebrated, and satirized in the visual arts, and he examines the ways in which the guilt-free acceptance and institutionalized dignity the Greeks accorded to homosexuality have persisted as a nostalgic symbol of lost arcadian ideals in nearly every later civilization.

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James M. Saslow, a graduate of Princeton and Columbia universities, for many years New York Arts Editor for The Advocate, is a professor in the Department of Art at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include Ganymede in the Renaissance: Homosexuality in Art and Society. He lives in New York City.

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