Male Beauty in Art

Male Beauty in Art; Appreciation of the beauty of the male sex 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, iljunfantroza and mariaborgart.



Friedrich Overbeck

Self-Portrait (1819)


A collection of sketches by Joseph Stalin


Józef Kossakowski by Kazimierz Wojniakowski, 1794


Jusepe de Ribera

Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene (c. 1621)

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain


French School, Male Nude, 18th century

(via 18thcenturylove)


Tommies Bathing I and II, John Singer Sargent, 1918.



Rex Whistler 1940 self portrait (by mpt.1607)

(via the-seed-of-europe)


Francisco Pacheco

Saint Michael the Archangel (c. 1617)

Museum of Fine Arts, Santander, Spain


Attributed to Diego Velázquez

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness (1618-25)

Art Institute of Chicago


Diego Velázquez

Saint John the Evangelist on the Island of Patmos

c. 1618 · National Gallery, London · From Two Paintings for the Shod Carmelites, Seville

Saint John the Evangelist is shown writing the Book of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament, with his symbol, an eagle, at his side. Saint John looks up at his vision of the Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12), which was the source for much of the imagery associated with the Immaculate Conception. This provides the thematic link between this work and its companion piece, ‘The Immaculate Conception’.  As in all Velázquez’s early work, the central figures in both works are painted from models. The Saint John here is less idealised than the Virgin depicted in ‘The Immaculate Conception’.