Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The dark side of sexual desire

The close relationship between sexual desire and the death instinct –Eros and Thanatos– in visual arts is the subject of the major exhibition Tears of Eros (Lágrimas de Eros), which you can visit at Madrid’s Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza from October 20 until the end of January 2010. The title of the exhibition, which features 121 works including paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos, is taken from the book by the French writer Georges Bataille, Les larmes d’Eros, and is based on a number of his ideas on eroticism.

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