Barnfield's poems, furthermore, are now widely accepted as a major influence upon Shakespeare's. Elisar von Kupffer's Lieblingminne und Freundesliebe in der Weltlitteratur (1900) and Edward Carpenter's Ioläus: An Anthology of Friendship (1902) were the first known notable attempts at homoerotic anthologies since The Greek Anthology. In the female-female tradition, there are poets such as Sappho, "Michael Field", and Maureen Duffy.
The male-male erotic tradition contains poems by major poets such as Abu Nuwas, Walt Whitman, Federico García Lorca, W. Emily Dickinson addressed a number of poems and letters with homoerotic overtones to her sister-in-law Susan Huntington Gilbert.
More explicit sexual imagery occurring in the Mannerist and Tenebrist styles of the 16th and 17th centuries, especially in artists such as Agnolo Bronzino, Carlo Saraceni and Caravaggio, whose works were sometimes severely criticized by the Catholic Church.
Many 19th century history paintings of classical characters such as Hyacinth, Ganymede and Narcissus can also be interpreted as homoerotic; the work of late 19th-century artists (such as Thomas Eakins, Eugène Jansson, Henry Scott Tuke, Aubrey Beardsley and Magnus Enckell); through to the modern work of fine artists such as Paul Cadmus and Gilbert & George. Also of note is the 1999 feature-length BBC adaptation of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit.
In Asia, male eroticism also has it roots in traditional Japanese shunga (erotic art), this tradition influenced contemporary Japanese artist, such as Tamotsu Yatō (photography artist), Sadao Hasegawa (painter) and Gengoroh Tagame (manga artist).
Female-female examples are most historically noticeable in the narrative arts: the archaic lyrics of Sappho; The Songs of Bilitis; novels such as those of Christa Winsloe, Colette, Radclyffe Hall, and Jane Rule, and films such as Mädchen in Uniform.
According to Oxford English Dictionary, it's "pertaining to or characterized by a tendency for erotic emotions to be centered on a person of the same sex; or pertaining to a homo-erotic person." that has been studied in the earliest times of ancient poetry to modern drama by modern scholars. John, NBNorthern and Central Gas Collection Polysar, Sarnia, ONRegina Public Library, SASecal-Alcan, Montreal, PQShell Canada Collection University of Moncton, NBVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCYork University Collection, Toronto, ON 2008 Christopher Pratt: Over Time - New Paintings and Works on Paper, Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto.2007 Overtime: Recent works by Christopher Pratt , Emma Butler Gallery, St. Retrospective travels to Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec, May 1– August 26.2006 Retrospective tours Halifax, St. Pratt Lecture, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick.2005 Fall 2005 Retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada (approximately 65 Paintings spanning over four decades from the 1960’s to the present). 385-399.1987 Realities – Voices from Newfoundland with Richard Gwyn, TV Ontario. Poetry read by Michael Cook, Quatro Productions in co-operation with Avalon Cablevision. Modern Painting in Canada, Edmonton Art Gallery.1974 Duval, Paul. First Curator of the Art Gallery Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ONArt Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ONBank of Montreal Collection Bank of Nova Scotia Collection Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NSThe Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ONC. John’s, NFLDMendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SAMount Allison University, Sackville, ONMusee d’art contemporain, Montreal, PQNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ONNew Brunswick Museum, St. “Christopher Pratt, painter and printmaker”, CBC Interview [video recording]1982 Christopher Pratt by David P. Christopher Pratt – His Art and Poetry (Doreen Ayre/Carmel Flanigan).Fine art photographers such as Karl Hammer, Wilhelm von Gloeden, David Hockney, Will Mc Bride, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pierre et Gilles, Bernard Faucon, Anthony Goicolea have also made a strong contribution, Mapplethorpe and Mc Bride being notably in breaking down barriers of gallery censorship and braving legal challenges. See: List of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films.James Bidgood and Arthur Tress were also very important pioneers in the 1960s, radically moving homoerotic photography away from simple documentary and into areas that were more akin to fine-art surrealism.