Saturday, May 24, 2008

Feelthee Peektures of Cheeldren on the Eentairnet

From Bill Henson's Luminous project. Published by The Age, April 27, 2005.
Untitled 1992-93, Bill Henson. Published by The ABC in May 2005 and the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery. This photograph is included in the Gallery's touring exhibition Strange Cargo which is "supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia".

If you find Henson's work a little too dark and the nudity a bit too blatant, you might prefer the more discreet soft-focus approach of David Hamilton, whose photos, in poster form, graced the walls of many homes in the 1970s and 1980s. Who knows - they might still grace the walls of some of Henson's denouncers.

Update: for some seriously kinky action, you just can't beat the Old Masters:

Venus and Cupid, Lorenzo Lotto (1480 - 1556)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Cupid Chastised, Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582 - 1622)
Art Institute of Chicago

1 comment:

Zombie Mao said...

What happened to logic ?

If you don't like it, don't go.


If there was an issue, are the people in the pictures complaining, are there parents/guardians complaining.

I don't think so.

Art is supposed to confront and make us think. Henson does this this brilliantly.