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Myth and Sexuality: Glyn Philpot's Oedipus
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1910s, emasculated, Grosz, Ross, politesse, Oedipus, Italian, Victoria, Dix, indiscreet, Berlin, fashion, royalty, tomb, gay, Andrea, Brummell, homosexual, sexually, palette, fluidity, struggle, masculinity, Veronese, Manuelito, callow, masterish, Ricketts, portrait, Picasso, Craven, Holbein, Fascists, nubile
Glyn Philpot (1884-1937)
made a name for himself in Great Britain in            and 1920s
fasionable society                  painter
as art student became fascinated with painting by                Renaissance painters
Titian (1488-1576)
Paolo                  (1538-1588)
             Mantegna (1431-1506)
Hans                the Younger (1497-1543)
depth of contstruction and subtle               
somber authority
subtleties of applying glazes over underpainting to build up richness and texture
1906, "we shouldn't strike out methods of our own"
1909, public reputation cemented with The                   
1910 exhibition of the Modern Society of Portrait Painters
entered the world of London society
1920s
a dozen major portrait commissions per year
leading figures within British                and society
Sir Banister Flight Fletcher, architect
Sir Oswald Mosley, found of British Union of                 
John Henry Whitley, Speaker of the House of Commons
dubbed the Beau                  of painting
1778-1840, iconic figure in Regency England and for many years the arbiter of men's               
personal category of portraiture
found constant relaxation from the rigueur and forced                    of portrait painting
devoted almost exclusively to male subjects
youthful optimism of              young men
callow, adj. inexperienced and immature
jaded charm of broken-nose boxers
male African and African American sitters
only his sister Daisy were privy to his private artworks
homosexuality
maintained an extensive network of                      friends and acquaintances
Robert          (1869-1918) Canadian journalist, art critic and art dealer
early lover of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
open homosexuality
Charles                  (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon (1863-1937)
one of the great        couples of British art
Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939)
homosexual art collector
late 1920s
friends were worried that Philpot's art was becoming too                      for comfort
1931
forced to confront many contradictions his art presents
politically dangerous and                  charged world
traveling to              affected him profoundly
decadent nightlife
grimly satiric art
George            (1893-1959)
Otto        (1891-1969)
Paris
glass studio apartment
reinvent himself
engaged with               , surrealism
explored the erotically heightened milieus of the modern metropolis
his art was changing as much as his personal life
lilacs and blues
1932
Leicester Galleries in London
decadent Berlin night life
intimations of a sexual                 
flaunted his hitherto unspoken homosexuality
new modes of expression are continually necessary
Scotsman Newspaper: "Glyn Philpot Goes Picasso"
portrait commissions dried up
increasingly beset financial problems
Thomas              (1888-1969)
American art critic from Kansas
anti-modernist and homophobe
1934 Modern Art, railed against the perceived decorative nature of modern art
the artist is losing his                       
two sexes are being merged into an androgynous third
Picasso is the most offensive element in modern art
Oedipus, 1932
today: National Gallery of                 , Melbourne
strangely              and scantily clad Oedipus figure
nubile, adj. (of a girl or woman) sexually attractive
primative looking features
strong echoes of Oscar Wilde's          in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, 20th arrondissement
powerful grip on the painting's                figure
encapsulates the artist's                  at this time with his sexuality
this was the artistic equivalent of coming out
suddenly Philpott's art no longer looked masculine or reassuringly old-                  
it seemed feminized, or                       , to use Craven's term
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Hilda Rix Nicholas in Morocco
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Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy
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Max Dupain (1911-1992): Australian Men on the Beach
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Myth and Sexuality: Glyn Philpot's Oedipus