Fine Arts (FAVA) - Sex and Visual Art

FAVA 2266  Sex and Visual Art


Any 15 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




In this course, students explore the history of sexual diversity in human behaviour as represented in visual art, examining how sexuality, sexual pleasure and desire are constructed through political philosophies of social control. Representations of the ideal body within the art historical ‘canon’ are interrogated through a scholarly lens informed by feminist and queer studies, while culturally specific visual traditions of gender expression are analyzed in terms of religious, racial and class identity.

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