Scenes of the Obscene: The Non-Representable in Art and Visual Culture, Middle Ages to TodayeBook - 2014
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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Zeilenwert GmbH,, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource