iMGSRC.RU commented ___THE WARREN CUP (exhibited in the British Museum, London) - and other atrefacts of Roman Love
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veritas41 2007-02-21 17:25

Rinrin, your photo albums are always interesting and enlightening! Thank You!
rinrin 2010-01-03 23:05

Some contend that the cup only first received scholarly analysis in 1993 due to its controversial subject matter. However, this is probably not the whole story. For centuries, at least since the time of the writings of Johann Joachim Winckelmann, cultural and visual art objects with homoerotic scenes that survived censorship were traded privately in underground markets by people with like interests. In the 1980s the AIDS epidemic killed many prominent collectors of these objects[citation needed] and, due to changing attitudes towards, and greater acceptance of homosexuality in general, many of these objects came onto public, non-clandestine art markets and onto view in public museums (the Cup was loaned by a private owner for public exhibition in the Antikenmuseum, Basel and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), for the first time in centuries. Thus, the increase in scholarly attention was probably due to excitement about the recently-surfaced objects and their histories, as well as a need for authentication and attention that capitalist art markets require.
rinrin 2010-01-03 23:15

Curator Dyfri Williams said of the exhibition "We wanted to show this fantastic object in a context in which we could ask how much we understand about attitudes to sexuality when it was made. These objects seem extraordinary to us now, but there were many objects in common use, and wall paintings and mosaics in baths and in private houses, showing very similar imagery."

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espectador 2012-11-20 02:06

Muchos esclavos sexuales agradecian su suerte

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rinrin 2010-01-03 23:04

In the 1950s U.S. Customs refused the cup entry and a number of museums (including the British Museum) refused to buy it, thinking it unexhibitable.