Proposed features/artwork subject=exhibitionist
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||Exhibitionist artwork is artwork depicting human or half-human creatures exposing themselves, often found in or on medieval churches or temples of other religions.|
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It is proposed to be able to tag certain types of (mostly medieval) sculptures and reliefs which can be grouped as "exhibitionist". They include sheela na gigs (stone carvings of women exposing their genitals), mermaids and (less common) male figurative art depicting figures exposing their genitals. This should follow the convention of artwork_subject=religious. It is suggested to use a along the wall or - in case of them being moved to a museum - otherwise location, when mapping. It is *not* not be used for grotesques or gargoyles, but rather for individual depictions of the subject, because it would otherwise lead to unnecessary micro-mapping.
Exhibitionist (medieval) art is at least as interesting and relevant as religious art. The group classification as exhibitionist is chosen to avoid a too narrow cultural approach.
|tourism=artwork||Implied for artwork.|
|artwork_type=sculpture OR artwork_type=relief||Depending on circumstances.|
|material=*||most likely |
|width=* and height=*||if accessible|
|moved=yes||If the object has been moved to a museum or has otherwise been moved from its presumed original location.|
- Satan in the groin - exhibitionist carvings on mediæval churches
- YouTube: Exposing the Exhibitionists - A revision of the study of Sheela-na-Gigs by Gary Dempsey
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