Male Beauty in Art

Appreciation of the beauty of the male form in different art forms from various periods in human history. I own none of these works of art; all are found around the web. Run by: romuvulcan and mariaborgart.



Glyn Warren Philpot


Kehinde Wiley (American, b.1977 ), Emmanuel Eboue, 2010. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 in.

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Peter Getting out of Nick’s Pool, David Hockney, 1966



Top:  Norman Rockwell, Boy Graduate, oil on canvas, 74.5 x 36”, 1959.

Bottom:  JC Leyendecker, June Graduate, oil on canvas, 24.5 x 20”, 1920.

Love how clearly the very different attitudes of the two artists come through when you have almost exactly the same subject (and even model!) depicted.

I could not, off the top of my head and with a very cursory internet search, find an exact analogue for the textless crest in the Leyendecker.  It seems awfully familiar though, doesn’t it?  I wonder if it’s something obvious that I’m missing, or if he just made it up.

Love the contrasting styles here. 

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Lawrence Carmichael Earle (1845-1921), Model in Dutch Costume (n.d.), watercolour, 34.3 x 40.6 cm (frame). Via Brooklyn Museum.

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Self-Portrait (1822)

National Gallery of Art, Washington


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Nicholas Tolmachev

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Bravo, Claudio (1936-) Male Nude Date: 1978 Movement: Photo Realism Theme: Nude Technique: Oil on canvas Museum: No info Location: No info


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