Sapphic Art, Hans-Jürgen Döpp
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Hans-Jürgen Döpp

Sapphic Art

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The poetess Sappho did not, in any way, facilitate the relationship between men and women, with her admirable Ode to Aphrodite which celebrates the love and sexuality between two women. With the liberalization of morals, female homosexuality is part of modern society and cannot be ignored. But what does history retain from these practices? How is the love between women appreciated? By infringing on the rules of past societies, how did these women live their particularity and their forbidden sexuality? This difficult exercise, undertaken by Professor Döpp, attempts to explain these censured pleasures, without inclining towards a certain voyeurism.
83 printed pages
Original publication
2002

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circehas quoted2 months ago
Thus a woman who did not identify with the image of the weak sex, complementary to men, was designated “phallic”.
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Andrea Bhas quoted6 months ago
Female sexuality, in so far as it was admitted that it existed at all, belonged in the remotest corner of hearth and home, and was subordinated to the pre-eminence of children-kitchen-church”

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