"Tears of Eros", where the art tells the dark side of desire. In Madrid



Looking for a good reason to give you a weekend in Madrid, the right grip can provide one of the most original shows in recent months traceable in the Old Continent. The title explains much less than it promises: "Lagrimàs de Eros", and set up up to January 31 at the Museo Thyssen. Up to now the obligatory notes, which add to the record that shows there are 119 works by artists absolutes that cover a span of several centuries. Some names? Rodin Corot Coubert Cézanne Picasso Gauguin Canova Guido Reni Ribera Munch Max Ernst Magritte [link_13 ] and the White Mapplethorpe Man Ray Richard Avedon. Least unusual to find all together so many protagonists of art history, but there is a theme – highlights mostra Madrid – riccorre that at all times, and is a "painful eroticism, or the contrast between Eros e Thanatos to which art hasoften a sense, even if only at second reading. Betting that will be one of the most visited exhibitions of the year (and here the prediction is too easy) "Tears of Eros" is dedicated to the torments of passion, to the dark side of sexual desire. The starting point is the last book (1957) writer Georges Bataille (Tears of Eros, in fact), the inspiration is given some of his reflections on eroticism, such as dialogue Prohibition-infringement or the identification of ' erotic in religious sacrifices. The exhibition has a total character, "pansexual" and includes all the guidelines and the paths of desire, where the curator, Guillermo Solana tracks in many themes such phenomena as voyeurism, exhibitionism, bondage, sadomasochism, as well as other fetishes .

The route, in twelve sections, part myth, La nascita di Venere, the goddess born already grown from the seed of Uranus fell into the sea. Innocent yet seductive, as shown by the sculpture of Rodin, or the contemporary photography of a young on a beach. Combine different styles with the same theme is one of the figures in this exhibition.

Lefebvre

Lefebvre

Even in the second room, the myth of Eve (or how the female body becomes a temptation) everything is even more striking: there is the Eva Art Nuveau interpreted (Franz von Stuck), that of a lithograph Toulouse-Lautrec and Eva contemporary then as Nastassja Kinski and Rachel Weisz photographed in order, by Richard Avedon and James White. The identification aspect is examined through the erotic in religious themes in the history of much that is special dedicated meeting rooms: from tentazioni di Sant’Antonio (the hermit pertubanti assailed by visions which lead to voyeurism), to the martyrdom of [ link_29] with representations of a young man pierced by arrows and an expression of the agony and ecstasy (which has become a gay icon), or another classic, the Maddalena penitente, where the performances end up alternating the mortification of the flesh sensual indulgence.

Magritte

Magritte

So a show that opens our eyes to all interpretations of the original quell'erotismo that permeates much of the art. One example of enlightened interpretation of "other", the kiss, in the section number seven. Here the fusion of the lovers through the gesture of kissing has nothing romantic, but rather illustrate a cannibal (the devouring another or vampirizzarlo) as illustrated by selected works of Ernst, Magritte, Warhol and Munch. Final note, also merchandasing the exhibition is "special", in addition to the usual T-shirts or postcards it is possible to buy the condom, sold in tins ad hoc illustrated with some works on display. Will be snapped up.

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