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Museum Bums: A Cheeky Look at Butts in Art

Museum Bums: A Cheeky Look at Butts in Art

Chronicle Books

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What do Hieronymus Bosch, the Roman cult of Antinous, and the peach emoji all have in common? But of course, butts, of course!

Take a whimsical journey through the derrieres of the art world with this playful history book. Divided into six categories, you'll discover the most captivating rear ends in museums around the globe, from the beautifully rendered buttocks of the Renaissance to the abstract curves of modern art. Authors Mark Small and Jack Shoulder provide witty social commentary, historical context, and lively commentary alongside tasteful (and occasionally cheeky) depictions of bums in art.

Featuring a sneaky angel getting handsy in a 16th-century triptych, a 25,000-year-old voluptuous Venus, and Cezanne's dreamy derriere-baring bathers, this collection showcases the diverse and enduring impact of beautiful behinds in the world of art. Museum Bums encourages readers to enjoy, admire, and even have a chuckle, all while gaining some insight into art and history - a must-have for any art lover, museum-goer, or derriere devotee.
  • Product Type: Book, Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Published in 2023
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.3 × 8.6 × 1.0 inches  (23.6 × 21.8 × 2.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 lb (25.6 oz; 726 g)
  • SKU010010052 | 9781797218502

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About the Authors

Mark Small and Jack Shoulder

Mark Small and Jack Shoulder are heritage scholars and art educators who run the Twitter @MuseumBums and Instagram @museumbums. They are based in the UK. 

Chronicle Books

About the Publisher

Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others. We believe in partnering with artists, writers, and organizations that represent the diversity of our world, and we are committed to an inclusive company culture that respects and uplifts people of diverse backgrounds and points of view.

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