Artistic Nudity

art_51_-By-Aleksander-Balos-2006

By-Aleksander-Balos-2006

art_151_The Embarkation of Saint Ursula (1641) by Claude Lorrain

The Embarkation of Saint Ursula (1641) by Claude Lorrain

art_152_Lucien Freud

Lucien Freud

art_153_Little Secrets by David Talley

Little Secrets by David Talley

art_154_Théodore Géricault, A Shipwreck, 1813

Théodore Géricault, A Shipwreck, 1813

art_155_By Andreas Andersen_1894

By Andreas Andersen_1894

art_156_By Michael Reedy

By Michael Reedy

art_157_By Giulio Durini

By Giulio Durini

art_158_By Adam Miller

By Adam Miller

art_159_By Barnaby Whitfield

By Barnaby Whitfield

art_160_By Daniel Barkley

By Daniel Barkley

art_161_By Levi van Veluw

By Levi van Veluw

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Chinese Artist Mu Boyan

Mu Boyan was born in 1976 in Jinan, Shandong Province of China. Mu graduated from the Sculpture Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts with master’s degree in 2005. In 2003, Mu Boyan displayed his series work, “Bath Center” in the public bath house of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. It is said, that group of sculpture was accepted to make for a bath center a job for living. After that, Mu Boyan has concentrated continuously on portraying the images of a fat person.

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A Work of Art

Jean Delville was born in Louvain in 1867 and died in 1953. Delville considered art to play a key role in uplifting people from their blindness. He saw true artists as initiates who would present images which would teach and transform human nature. It is believed that Delville saw artists as priests and prophets.
The School of Plato, 1898

A beautiful work of art, no one could deny that. But is it also a statement?

Most of us have certain religious or spiritual beliefs. What many do not consider is that some of those beliefs are rooted in perspectives that were conceived in the minds of autocrats many centuries ago. We don’t think about what has been left out of the Bible, or what may have been altered to fit the dogma of those autocrats. That dogma included the notion that the human body, and intimate male interaction, was shameful.

Perhaps it’s time to contemplate a new perspective. Did Jesus see things differently from what we’ve been led to believe? I, for one, like to think so. The human body, in this case the male, is nothing short of miraculous creation. Is it possible Jesus saw it the same way, that He believed the body should be enjoyed and celebrated?

Here are closer views of the detail in Delville’s painting:

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Drawing the Male Form … Part One

This series will feature artists, both amateur and professional, who create life drawings of the male form.  If you are an artist, or know one, that would like to see the work featured here, please contact me.  I will also post links to individual websites.

By Marilyn Eger

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By Krystyna Laurendi Hayens

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By Ludwig von Hofmann (1861-1945)

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By Surikov

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By Jules-Louis Machard (1839-1900)

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By Pierre-Paul Prud’hon (1756-1823)

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The Whimsical Art of Paul Richmond

Paul Richmond posing for an article on Gay Artists

One of the many things I like about men is their wit.  Paul Richmond displays his through his art.  In his world, boys can’t seem to keep their pants up, a problem, if only it were more widespread, would make this world a more interesting place.  See more at Paul Richmond Studio Blogspot.

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