Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

From muscly bravado to suggestive nudity, humorous innuendo to heartfelt relationships – Manpower: Myths of Masculinity reveals the intriguing stories about men and masculinity in Auckland Art Gallery’s historical art collections. Depicting men, and made and collected by men, many of the Gallery’s most beloved artworks offer tantalising readings of masculine identity and sexuality, which are uncovered for the first time in this stimulating publication. Senior Curator Dr Sophie Matthiesson and Assistant Curator Emma Jameson take readers on a fascinating journey from the 14th to the 20th century, in which sailors, saints and mythical gods indicate much more about the desires of men and the complexities of masculinity than first meets the eye

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