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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Art by Stephen Mead

No Doubts, Thomas (We Too Are Cosmos Made)

No Doubts, Thomas (We Too Are Cosmos Made)

As a writer, I understand the creative process when it comes to the written word. A single thought can evolve into a whole new world populated by places, plots and characters. But when it comes to music or art, the ability to create is over my head, except for the fact that I absolutely love those who have the gift. Stephen Mead’s work for example … I would have never conjured the inspiration to create such intriguing images as his.

The Sacrament

See more of Stephen’s work here.

Embrace

Even more about Stephen here.

Green Man Before Tyranny

“According to the Order of Nature (We too are Cosmos Made)” is a mixed media series of paintings and photomontages begun in late 2009. Like my Amazon release, “Our Book of Common Faith”, this project may also be a decade-in-the-making. The title refers to all of the laws which weigh against LGBT individuals globally, only this project reverses the persecution, exploring LGBT sensuality for its spiritual roots and profound bonding, more so when people risk their lives in order to have and to hold love.” Stephen Mead.

Insight Out

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Digital Male Nudes … The Astounding Work of Jim Ferringer

Jim Ferringer’s Digital Male Nudes

digital male nudesThere are works by certain artists you never tire of, images created by canvas and brush, by stone or clay, or by ink and paper … Jim Ferringer uses pixels to create digital male nudes. Take a really good photograph, or even one of his own, let him work his magic and you end up with a photographic masterpiece. Top that off with the fact he uses images of the male form and you have fantasies like you’ve never experienced before. Not perfect men, bursting with muscle and bodies most of us couldn’t hope to attain, but everyday average men like you and me. Jim doesn’t simply present them in photographic images, he immortalizes them.

digital male nudesCall him a master, a pioneer, a great artist … I call him a man that sits atop his profession. In my relentless search on the World Wide Web, I’ve never discovered anything that equals the digital male nudes that Jim creates, unless you care to go as far back as Michelangelo.

digital male nudesTo learn more about Jim Ferringer and see much more of his work, or to buy a print, visit his website

DREAMS AND OTHER MYSTERIES

digital male nudes.

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Original photo by Jan Griffioen

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E Hirano’s Artistic Interpretation of Male Erotica

Male Erotica

male eroticaSome artists intrigue you. Others captivate and haunt you. E Hirano dazzles you. Or perhaps he does all of the above.

E Hirano is a Japanese-Mexican visual artist working in Mexico. He’s been painting since his earliest memory. Eventually he found that painting the human body was the perfect way to express his artistic needs. He has experimented with almost every art form through the years, which has led to his work falling almost exclusively in the visual arts, being male erotica my principal subject. His influences range from renaissance, art deco, Avant Garde and Modernism.

male eroticaIt’s amazing how religion use many things to create fear, an institution that prides itself on providing love is in charge of scare us even with our own body, undermining the female figure, making us believe that it is okay if a woman is naked because they teach us to see women as an object, then a naked man is not okay because is comparable to a woman so that makes it even worse, we should redefine our values and understand that the human body is the most beautiful and pure thing for our own kind, and take away from our genitals the stigma of sin, destruction and degradation.

 When we learn to celebrate the miracle of our specie, then this world will be different.

male eroticaTo see more or buy a print, go to E Hirano Blogspot.com

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male erotica

I became an instant fan the moment I saw E Hirano’s work. I love art deco, an art-form that is evident here and incorporated into the male erotica genre. The delicate and intelligent sophistication of Hirano’s stunning work embodies the vast scope of humanity’s creative imagination.

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XEROboys

Every artist develops his or her own technique. Zero Boys’ technique is speed, with a little naughty thrown in. His goal is to finish 1000 paintings, inspired my images he finds on porn sites. Why? No particular reason except to maybe hone his painting skills. No they are not over-paints, nor are they traced or created by some specialized software. They are paintings plain and simple, quite good ones at that. Those featured here may be some of the tamer ones; for a peek at the hundreds of others, go to XEROboys.

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Troy Caperton’s Art

Subjection of 2007

When it comes to sensuous or erotic male images, if Troy Caperton doesn’t have it, you don’t need it. At his gallery in Austin or on his website, Troy specializes in photography, originals and classic reproductions at reasonable prices. This post is a small sampling.

Sunning on a Rock

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Surveying Ruin

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On the Ledge, 2010

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Adventurous Investigation, 2011

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Lovely Smile, 2006

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Best Friends, 2009

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