James Smalls is Associate Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He teaches and publishes on the interrelatedness of race, gender, and queer sexualities in nineteenth-century and modern art and in twentieth-century black visual culture.
Entries by James Smalls
arts >> Barthé, James Richmond
A popular African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance, James Richmond Barthé used his art as a means of working out internal conflicts related to race and sexuality.
arts >> European Art: Neoclassicism
Homoeroticism is a prominent presence in neoclassicism, an artistic movement noted for its masculine style, its appreciation of male beauty, and its privileging of ancient Greece and Rome as civilizations to be emulated.
arts >> Flandrin, Hippolyte
Nineteenth-century French artist Hippolyte Flandrin created studies of male youth that are richly homoerotic.
arts >> Géricault, Théodore
Throughout the work of Théodore Géricault, perhaps the best known nineteenth-century visual artist associated with Romanticism, is a discernible homoeroticism.
arts >> Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis
Throughout his long career, French neoclassical painter Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson concentrated on subjects that confused and conflated masculine and feminine characteristics, and often imbued them with homoeroticism.