Todos somos diferentes. Todos somos iguales
La ascendente cultura LGBT se integra en un numero creciente de instituciones artísticas, sobre todo en las grandes urbes del planeta. Un texto oportuno —escrito por Richard B. Parkinson para uno de los blogs del Museo Británico— sobre el proceso de legitimación cultural de una realidad tantas veces reprimida violentamente a lo largo de los tiempos. ¡Hasta hoy!
26 June 2015 • 6:32 pm
Ancient beauty and modern lives
Richard B. Parkinson, Professor of Egyptology, University of Oxford
It’s hard to walk past so many beautiful naked bodies in a dark room without thinking a bit about sex and love; and in an exhibition like Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, there’s always the tendency to play the mental game of trying to decide who you fancy most out of all the represented people. The display of male beauty in Greek art has had a huge impact on European culture, and sometimes on very intimate levels, even though the exact role of same-sex desire in ancient Greek society remains controversial. Ancient Greek art has been one of the ways in which LGBT people have recognised their presence in world history, and this capacity of art to help awareness of sexual identity has produced a wonderful continuing dialogue between ancient and modern works.