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Robert Mapplethorpe's Images
An analysis of three of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic images of black males.
# 125438 | 750 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Art (Artists) , Art (Photography)

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This paper provides a discussion of three of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic images of black male nudes. The analysis discusses Mapplethorpe's artistic and personal focus where black males are concerned as well as his political motives in constructing the images.

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"Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the most famous and controversial figures in the contemporary art world. His photographs were often praised for their beauty and were often condemned for their explicit sexuality. Mapplethorpe was ultimately to choose a homosexual lifestyle, though he had intense sexual relationships with rock stars like Patti Smith, the first subject of his first series of portraits. One aspect of Mapplethorpe's large body of work included his fascination with the use of ethnic males as central figures. This analysis will..."

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