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Body & Soul: Sculpture as a Vision of Man's Romantic, Sexual Potential

Sandra Shaw

Presented at: SRB 2002 Palo Alto

Date: Aug 10, 2002

This is a new and much extended version of a course Miss Shaw delivered in 1998. This talk explores dramatically different romantic and sexual values that have shaped Man's form in sculpture across the ages. Students witness Man's changing view of Himself as a sexual being, from the sensuous Aphrodites of ancient Greece to the bizarre androgynes of modern times. The extensive slide presentation enables students to concretize fundamental philosophical ideas and offers inspiring visions from the best of sculpture. Topics include the nature and origin of romantic expression in sculpture, the mind/body split, and the impact of subjectivism on sexual identity.



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