Japanese erotic art in the modern era
Friday 29 November,
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court
Recommend this event
Rosina Buckland, National Museum of Scotland, discusses shunga in the period following Japan’s political reordering of 1868.
The artworks show continuities with shunga of the previous decades, while simultaneously opening up new roles for women, who entered this fantasy world as sexual agents.
The lecture also highlights the factors that led to a decline and eventual disappearance of shunga at the end of the 19th century.
Parental guidance advised for under 16s.
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