The fact is that historically, art and sex have long been intertwined, particularly when dealing with the avant-garde.
His pictures have stronger links to classic paintings, and to the 1960s avant-garde, than to Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams.
After steeping in this environment for a year, Sontag became the high priestess of French avant-garde culture.
Some might call it (as was said of her avant-garde Lanvin Oscar get-ups) fashion-person weird.
It was definitely the heart of not just the American avant-garde but the leading edge of all Western art.
From the refined attire at Lincoln Center to the avant-garde dress downtown, we spotted many of the big 2014 trends.
Reading the avant-garde stuff of nowadays, usually the contrast is merely grotesque, still I keep finding parallels.
Unlike elsewhere in Eastern Europe, there has been no experimental or avant-garde theater in Bulgaria.
She got possession of the kiln, as usual, and the ass was sent to graze on the green; but Mary was only the avant-garde.
The avant-garde of 500 regulars and 400 provincials, commanded by Lieut.-Col.
(also avant garde, avantgarde); French, literally "advance guard" (see avant + guard (n.)). Used in English 15c.-18c. in a literal, military sense; borrowed again 1910 as an artistic term for "pioneers or innovators of a particular period." Also used around the same time in communist and anarchist publications. As an adjective, by 1925.
The avant-garde générale, avant-garde stratégique, or avant-garde d'armée is a strong force (one, two, or three army corps) pushed out a day's march to the front, immediately behind the cavalry screen. Its mission is, vigorously to engage the enemy wherever he is found, and, by binding him, to ensure liberty of action in time and space for the main army. ["Sadowa," Gen. Henri Bonnal, transl. C.F. Atkinson, 1907]