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Sexual awareness and image studies

Author HengSiZhen
Tutor LuoZuo
School Nanjing Normal University
Course Art of Design
Keywords Freud Sex Sexuality consciousness Sexual instinct Libido Image
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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This article bases on Freud sex-related art theory, studying films and pictures as the main clues, by detailed study, which led people to think about sex-related image. In addition to the main clues films and pictures, the research also includes the following categories:Firstly, works of the artistic photography, Works of the fashion photography. Secondly, showing sex by means of repression, releasing by taking reality of sexual activity, showing sex by means of sublimation. Thirdly, the works to show the normal sexual relations between men and women, the works about transvestism. Fourthly, works relate to children’s sex, the works to show the elderly sex. Fifthly, works come to examine men’s sex. Works come to examine women’s sex. From multi-angle, analyzing the multi-side aspects, further discussion, what attitudes people should hold on such image, relation between such image and development of art, the degree of development of such image, etc. Ultimately, leading to problems and conclusions which should be discussed:First of all, sex-related image have been very broad. Next, content and form of expression of sex-related image need to be innovated. Finally, sex-related image offer a way out for art, at the same time, where is his way out?Additionally, this article involve in understanding of a number of concepts. Such as: "sex", "instinct", "sexual instinct", "transvestism", "three views on sexual desire"and so on. These concepts are key to understand this article. Because the text of the image analysis and understanding are beginning with these concepts, therefore, these concepts are associated with the art of thinking of Freud is another main line of the article. And then, the main structure of the article is arranged:Chapter two of main body is Freud’s thought, the influence and driving force of Freud’s thinking for art, Contemporary international level about the status of sex-related images. Chapter three study with the pictures and the photographers. Chapter four is associated with thinking of the problems about sex-related image, Chapter five, came to the conclusion and provoke us to think about some problems.Research methods:taking the comparison, observation, analysis as the main mean of researching pictures and films. Above all, the researches base on Freud sex-related art theory, on this basis, research extensive literatures, collection of a great number of pictures, after studying of current status of the art at home and abroad, triggering the thinking, and then write this article.

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