Homosexuality in Art by James Smalls

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Temporis Collection | Parkstone Press USA, Limited, 2002 | hardcover with dust jacket | 276 pages, 250 illustrations

This book is not a panegyric of homosexuality. It is a scientific study led by Professor James Smalls who teaches art history at the prestigious University of Maryland, Baltimore county. The author attempts to highlight the sensibility particular to homosexuals in creation, and abandons all classical clichés and sociological approaches. This book examines the process of creating and allows one to comprehend the contribution of homosexuality to the evolution of emotional perception. In a time when all barriers have been broken, this analysis offers a second look and a new understanding of our civilization's masterpieces. 

James Smalls is a specialist of 19th-century art with a particular interest in the representation of homosexuals in pictorial art and photography. He has published many articles in renowned magazines such as Semiotics and Art Journal.