Janes, DTS (2021) Queer juxtapositions in the art of Francis Bacon and Lilliput magazine. Visual Culture in Britain, 21 (3). pp. 275-295. ISSN 1471-4787

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Francis Bacon made extensive use of photographs and other images from the visual culture of his time in the production of works that were implicitly queer. Homosexual men were widely represented in prose and through cartoons as camply effeminate ‘pansies’. In the magazine Lilliput, by contrast, photographic spreads produced juxtapositions that evoked a range of responses to same-sex attraction from erotic engagement to nervous rejection. Studying the ways in which this and other magazines engaged with queer culture enables us to reassess the painter’s use of juxtaposed visual forms as acts of sexualised self-expression.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted manuscript and all relevant information can be found online at; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14714787.2020.1822755
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cartoons, Collage, Homosexuality, Magazines, Photography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ75 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ77 Transgender People
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1449 Gay men. Lesbians
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 15:24
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8609

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