Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on “Corinthian.”

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides a brief etymology of the term “Corinthian.” The derivation connects the antiquated city, Corinth, which Neiman describes as “wild” and “dissipated,” to the Corinthian style column and an epithet for a “gay licentious person / a member of the aristocracy / [and/or a] amateur yachtsman.” Below this obscured history, Neiman has provided a list of synonyms for the word “lewd.” The purpose of this record is unclear. However, the red title “Saint Paul” scrawled at the bottom of the page, suggests the note was written in preparation for a chapter on Saint Paul in Neiman’s memoir, All Told. 

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2295

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Corinthian – a gay licentious person
a member of the aristocracy
an amateur yachtsman
two epistles written by St Paul to the church
of Corinth about AD 57-58
Pertaining to Corinth a celebrated city in Greece (Corinthian Column)
Licentious, wild, dissipated
Corinthian order – the most ornate of classical architecture
Column a perfect cylinder – ornamental
Lewd – Lustful, libidinous, licentious dissolute given to unlawful indulgence of lust vile, wicked
profligate
Lewdster one who is lewd.
Sports highlights are not trusted
St. Paul

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen, pencil, and marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2295.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed May 19, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/211.