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: randaroyce and mariaborgart.

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adventures-of-the-blackgang:

Two Naval Officers Shooting the Sun
McClelland Barclay
Oil on canvas, 1941

The junior officer on the right is using a sextant to take a navigational reading, a task referred to aboard ship as “shooting the sun.” Before the days of global positioning, sailors used a sextant to measure the angle between the horizon and the noontime sun and thereby help determine latitude.

Works by McClelland Barclay in the Navy Art Collection

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