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.


The 13th Labor of Hercules (1914-15), Perham Wilhelm Nahl

Perham Nahl’s prize-winning poster for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Millions of men, women and children admired this heroic image, which appeared on the maps, book covers and catalogues of the exposition, advertised worldwide. The mythological Hercules is depicted, symbolically standing in for the builders of the Panama Canal, at the point at which they willed their way through the canal’s colossal Culebra Cut.


Friedrich Overbeck

Self-Portrait (1819)

Rory Kurtz


Richard Corben

Superman Tan, Kevin Wada.

J.C. Leyendecker, Scribner’s Magazine poster - Harvard University Rowing 1906 


Ivan Bilibin - The Prince and the Frog, 1900


George Bellows

  • Stag at Sharkey’s, 1909. Oil on canvas 
  • Dempsey and Firpo, 1924. Oil on canvas 
  • Both Members of this Club, 1909. Oil on canvas