An upcoming exhibition at Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is profiling another lesser known, but perhaps equally prolific artist who tackled the nude male form at the turn of the 20th century. She refers to a series of depictions of very tortured Medusa heads, cross-gendered male. The best known case of possible homosexuality in Ancient Egypt is that of the two high officials Nyankh-Khnum and Khnum-hotep. Greek men had great latitude in their sexual expression, but their wives were severely restricted and could hardly move about the town unsupervised if she was old enough that people would ask whose mother she was, not whose wife she was. Magda Michalska Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. Art Music Film.
During the Renaissancewealthy cities in northern Italy — Florence and Venice in particular—were renowned for their widespread practice of same-sex love, engaged in by a considerable part of the male population and constructed along the classical pattern of Greece and Rome.
Not so: While the art movement was not centered on politics, the artists within it were responsible for crafting a gay aesthetic at a time when civil rights activists were gearing up to take on issues of same-sex relationships in Germany. Share Email Twitter Facebook.