Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Sex sells!

I'm blogging late because I got caught up reading an article that I found (again) via medievalists.net - about medieval sexuality and "erotic" images in medieval art.

The article touches on one of the core questions for any interpretation of historical circumstances: How much does our modern view of things influence our interpretation or appreciation? Sexuality and eroticism are one of the topics very much touched by our modern perceptions, and things have gotten looked at from different angles since the rise of feminist and queer perspectives - a good thing in my eyes, since it helps us re-evaluate our interpretation and our own premade (mis-?)conceptions when approaching medieval art.

Oh, and you can find the abstract and link to the pdf article here, at medievalists.net.

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