Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
Pissing Figures 1280-2014 - Jean-Claude Lebensztejn

Pissing Figures 1280-2014 – Jean-Claude Lebensztejn

This pocket sized book opens with the story of the most famous urinating figure in art: the Mannekin-Pis in Brussels. A statue about which there are numerous myths and which as been stolen several times – the current public piece now being a replica with the original in a museum in Brussels.

From that starting point the author explores various other depictions of urination in art. Some late Roman sarcophagi are decorated wit bacchanals of cupids pissing and these antiquities may have inspired the putti of the Renaissance. After relating the general history of these figures Lebensztejn then goes on to explore the appearance of these figures in the work of noted artists: Michaelangelo and Titian before turning to the examples of urinating women in art and then to pieces such as Duchamp’s Urinal and Warhol’s Piss Paintings.

The book is arranged so that all of the illustrated plates appear at the back of the book and arec referred to in the text.

Paperback. 188 pages.

Measurements:

10.7cm x 17.7cm x 1.5cm

£11.95

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Pissing Figures 1280-2014 – Jean-Claude Lebensztejn

This pocket sized book opens with the story of the most famous urinating figure in art: the Mannekin-Pis in Brussels. A statue about which there are numerous myths and which as been stolen several times – the current public piece now being a replica with the original in a museum in Brussels.

From that starting point the author explores various other depictions of urination in art. Some late Roman sarcophagi are decorated wit bacchanals of cupids pissing and these antiquities may have inspired the putti of the Renaissance. After relating the general history of these figures Lebensztejn then goes on to explore the appearance of these figures in the work of noted artists: Michaelangelo and Titian before turning to the examples of urinating women in art and then to pieces such as Duchamp’s Urinal and Warhol’s Piss Paintings.

The book is arranged so that all of the illustrated plates appear at the back of the book and arec referred to in the text.

Paperback. 188 pages.

Measurements:

10.7cm x 17.7cm x 1.5cm