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Getting the Better of Death Tomáš Pospiszyl | taboo | 01.05.2000
GETTING THE BETTER OF DEATH
"Getting the Better of DeathMax Klinger’s painting Death Urinating (c. 1880) depicts precisely what the title says: The unusually tall format shows a skeleton urinating into a lake amid the quiet landscape. The picture captures Death in an untraditional, intimate moment. The picture’s composition suggests that the viewer is an observer hidden at a safe distance and Death has no idea anyone is…
Bondage de Luxe. A Few Notes on One Taboo in Modern Culture Otto M. Urban | taboo | 01.04.2000
BONDAGE DE LUXE. A FEW NOTES ON ONE TABOO IN MODERN CULTURE
To Veronika Bromová “And I handed him a reel of strong, sixty-meter-long rope.” Comte de Lautréamont I. Bondage is always about constriction. Humankind has constricted the body from time immemorial. Throughout history somebody has always had to be tightly bound. People have bound men, women, children, murderers, saints, heretics, fools, and heroes. And there just as many ways and even “schools”…
Penis Envy (Několik poznámek k jednomu tabu v moderní kultuře) Otto M. Urban | taboo | 01.03.2000
PENIS ENVY (NĚKOLIK POZNÁMEK K JEDNOMU TABU V MODERNÍ KULTUŘE)
"To Lenka Lindaurová “My biggest advantage is my penis.” Jake Steed, porn star I After the article “L’Origine du Monde” in the previous issue, the topic for the following observations is only logical. A penis always follows a vagina. What at first seemed to be an obvious statement, however, turned out not to be that unambiguous within the given context. Penis imagery in the fine arts is so…

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