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  Contributor Biography:  Roberto C. Ferrari 
 
Roberto C. Ferrari is the Arts & Humanities Librarian at Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include the late Victorian period and the Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic art movements. He created the Simeon Solomon Research Archive (http://www.fau.edu/solomon).

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arts >> Arts and Crafts Movement

As part of its reaction against the industrialism of the nineteenth century, the Arts and Crafts movement, which emphasized handcrafted decorative works of art and architecture, created medieval-type artists' guilds, which have been seen as homosocial.

arts >> European Art: Nineteenth Century

Several artists and art critics of the nineteenth century achieved a self-aware homosexual identity that is expressed in both their lives and their works, but lesbianism is only rarely depicted in terms of identity during this period.

arts >> Subjects in the Visual Arts: Dionysus

The Greek god of wine, revelry, and orgiastic delights, and the patron god of hermaphrodites and transvestites, Dionysus has been extremely popular as a subject of Western art.

arts >> Subjects in the Visual Arts: Narcissus

Although the myth of Narcissus was originally intended as a moral fable against excessive pride, Narcissus has functioned in the arts as a symbol of same-sex passion, as well as of masturbation and effeminacy.

   

 

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