Departmental Bulletin Paper シメオン・ソロモンの作品における両性具有的な男性身体の表象について
The androgynous male figure in works of Simeon Solomon

若林, 真理子

17pp.107 - 115 , 2015-03-31 , お茶の水女子大学大学院人間文化創成科学研究科
This paper examines feminized male figures painted by Simeon Solomon, comparing them to those of\other contemporary painters of the nineteenth century. Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) was a member of\Pre-Raphaelite artists widely known for his arrest for “attempting to commit sodomy” and the downfall\that followed. Due to this tragic history, young male figures in Solomon’s paintings are mainly noticed\for their eroticism, and interpreted as the display of his same-sex desire. However, in reality, feminized\male figures are also painted by Solomon’s Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries such as Rossetti and Burne-\Jones who worked on heterosexual themes. This paper looks at Solomon’s way of painting male\figures as not only expressing his own homosexual identity, but also as a common style adopted by\contemporary artists.

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