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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 05 | volume I | October-November, 1998



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 05October-November, 1998
Gallery Reviews

Shy Erotics

On the study of love and erotic elements in Macedonian contemporary art

p. 1
Vladimir Veličkovski

    Many artists have dealt with presenting erotic motives in their works. The crucial elements in their creativity were the pure subjective criteria, personal preferences and vitality, and most certainly, the social conventions. The twentieth century has offered various approaches to eroticism, and a multitude of varieties, which directly depend upon and coincide with the artist’s sensibility, knowledge and stylistic definitions. The intimate nature of these works has determined their scaled down or modest format, as well as the wish to remain in private collections. The experts have discovered a broad range of artistic presentations: from the manic obsessions by H. B. and the floral sublimities by Georgia O., to A’s surreal paintings or H.N. works of orgies.

    The erotic themes in Macedonian modern and contemporary art are a part of its development and they follow the processes of creative liberation and conformity with world trends. The specific nature of the themes has created additional limitations, in the context of the general development in of Macedonian contemporary art, including the social and psychological motives, and the processes of individualization. Hence, the manifestation of love and erotic motives has taken a variety of forms and certain peculiarities of the art expression.

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