PROGRAM AIRS ON
In an age where nearly any image can be found on the internet, it's interesting to find that censorship still runs rampant in historical erotic art. Over the ages, erotic collections have been kept under lock and key, far from the museum halls openly available to patrons. What these paintings, carvings and sculptures show is that mankind has been fascinated by the human body and sex for centuries. No surprise there, but these collections feature work that is stunning in their detail, sometimes imaginative, other times realistic. And in the days before photographs, artistic representations of sex and the naked body were one of the main visual ways to titillate. In this program, we will delve into some of these buried works to find out how different societies viewed the human body and recreated the act of sex in art.