Lege Artis Medicinae

[Eroticism in medieval art]

KOVÁCS Zoltán

JANUARY 31, 1994

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1994;4(01)

[It is almost a cliché to talk about the spiritualism and conservatism of medieval culture, which was imbued with the spirit of Christian religiosity. In this sense, it may seem a little surprising to search for a theme in medieval art that seems to be completely alien to its nature. It is true that the eroticism of late antiquity, manifested in orgiastic cults, disappeared from Western culture with the rise of Christianity.]

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