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    Otterbein University
  Feb 20, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 4011 - Sex As Art: Sex and Sexuality in Visual Art

Hours: 4
Can art be sexy? Is sex art? What is the dividing line between pornography and artistic expression? Representations of sex and sexuality in visual art can challenge our perceptions of both art and sex. This course will address and examine representations of sex and sexuality in 20th and 21st century visual art. Students will examine and discuss art’s influence on and reflection of cultural attitudes toward sex and sexuality, challenge personal and cultural attitudes regarding representations of sexuality in art, and develop an appreciation for the artists’ intent in works addressing sexuality. Topics will include: gender representations in art; politics, art and sexuality; homo vs. hetero eroticism in art; feminist and queer sexuality in art; cultural morality and art.
Notes: This course fulfills the dyad requirement when paired with one course from among ARTH 3300, COMM 4100, FMST 3281, INST 3501, INST 3504, WGSS 3010, WGSS 4026.