By Michelangelo. The first major culture to celebrate the importance of the male nude statue was that of ancient Greece, whose religious festivals frequently included athletic competitions in which young nude males demonstrated their physical prowess and competed for significant honours. Greek art mirrored Greek life, and thus from the early Archaic Age BCE the standing nude youth kouros became a regular image in the sculptural iconography of Classical Antiquity.
It's perhaps my fourth collaboration with Tayt, and this time around, he did not come alone, so I got to warm my gears up again for another fun couple portrait shoot. Continuing the tradition of a portrait shoot during the lunar new year. The holiday season is the best time to catch my model during a relaxed mood, and sometimes reflective, just the kind of feel I need to pull off this concept.
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My love and passion was always for theater. When I was younger, I worked as a lighting designer and professional stage manager in theaters across the US. Eventually, I grew weary of living out of my suitcase and gave up that vagabond lifestyle to return back to my home in the mountains of Western Montana.
The death of the surrealist Leonora Carrington is a reminder that the 20th century was the first in which women began to win equality in the world of art. Beforewomen artists were incredibly few. In the Renaissance and Baroque periods a woman who became an artist was likely to be part of a family of artists, like Artemisia Gentileschithe brilliant daughter of painter Orazio Gentileschibecause that was the most likely way she could get a training otherwise closed to women.
By Artspace Editors. Historically made to embody strength, power, and virility, the male nude can also evoke beauty, vulnerability, and sexual intrigue. As we discussed with the photography critic Philip Gefterthese images of the body have the potential to challenge taboos around male eroticism and identitypaving the way for future explorations of what it means to be male.
Born, bred and raised in the Southwest of Cornwall I came late to the artistry of the camera. The images I create are intimate collaborations with my sitters resulting in works that range from the conceptual, romantic or classical to the subjectively challenging; sometimes for small projects, but often as standalone pieces of art. The naked male has long been a contentious issue; he threatens, horrifies, subverts and worst of all incites hidden desires.
The male nude in art is not as often talked about as its female counterpart. However, apart from being easy on the eye, the male body in art is full of history and has undergone a host of fascinating transformations over the past years. Our first stop on this quick tour is Ancient Greece.
The year-old MacConnell — boyish, equally fit — wore black jeans and a white T-shirt as he sketched on a letter-size sheet of paper with his blue ballpoint pen. The male nude is, of course, one of the oldest artistic fixations: The Riace bronzes, Greek sculptures cast around B. But while some old masters fetishized the male body in barely coded ways, the idea of an openly queer artist expressing his desires from a queer perspective was only born in the last century. And yet the burgeoning community that has gathered around these illustrators suggests that the distinction no longer has as much meaning as it once did.