Friday, 6 October 2006

Mini-tutorial: Erotic symbolism in visual art

Erotic symbolism. There, that's got your attention. Artist Michael Newberry gives a mini-tutorial on erotic symbolism in art here. Good stuff.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Light Iris, 1924.
Representational painting, such as landscapes, people, and furniture, is normally viewed at face value. A flower is just a flower; a chair a chair. But the manner in which an artist uses shapes can convey more than the literal content of the painting...
Read on.

LINK: Mini-tutorial: Erotic symbolism in visual art - Michael Newberry



  1. OK, this guy is clearly just fishing for ways to find sexual innuendo in art. With all but the first flower one he's inventing it all. And even that one involves invention, as that is simply what that part of the flower looks like. Did it ever occur to him that the intent of these painting were not sexual.

  2. Did it ever occur to you that there was a reason those subjects were selected?

  3. Excuse me PC but what are you trying to say?


Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
Construct an argument, not a feud--build a mountain, not a molehill.
Spam will be removed , unless it's been asked for.
(Comment moderation is currently being reluctantly applied...)