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Machiavelli utmanar Foucault med renässansmålaren Sebastiano del Piombo som vapendragare.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2009 (Swedish)In: Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet, ISSN 1100-2573, Vol. 14, no 1, 25-41 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Spring 2008 Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) was dedicated an exhibition in Rome, where he was introduced from Venice by the banker Agostino Chigi in Villa Farnesina 1511. The painting L´uomo in armi (1511-1512) was the poster for the exhibition and most probably a self-portrait. It is similar to the unidentified portrait Testa di giovane by Peruzzi in grisaille in the Villa Farnesina. With a queer perspective it proposes Sebastiano del Piombo as a lover of Agostino Chigi parallell with the young spouse Francesca Ordeaschi portrayed as Dorotea (1511-1512). After the death of Rafael in 1520 Sebastiano del Piombo was considered the most skilful painter in Rome. His many majestic homoerotic portraits with virtù correspond to the results of Guido Ruggiero in Machiavelli in love, sex, self and society in he Italian Renaissance (2007) about sexual identities and selfrepresentation in different consensusrealities. Ruggiero is inspired by Foucault and discusses masculinity rereading private letters by the Florentine politician Niccolò Machiavelli and contemporary literature. The exhibition of Sebastiano del Piombo was esthetically impressive but did not answer questions from a modern visitor. The catalogue is imposing but fatally prim avoiding the sex, self and society in Renaissance Rome and Venice so obvious in the art of Sebastaino del Piombo.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Lambda Nordica , 2009. Vol. 14, no 1, 25-41 p.
Keyword [en]
Villa Farnesina, queer perspective, identification of testa di giovane
Keyword [sv]
Villa Farnesina, queerperspektiv, testa di giovane
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Art History
Research subject
History of Art
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-111929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-111929DiVA: diva2:283850
Available from: 2009-12-31 Created: 2009-12-31 Last updated: 2010-12-09Bibliographically approved

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