Buy Issue Tender, amorous and warm, the images show male bodies as soft and vulnerable—quite different to the rigid, muscular Kouros statues, the ubiquitous depictions of exemplary manhood in Ancient Greece. When we think of male nudity, our ideas our still rooted in those ancient sculptures, Roman and Greek godlike figures, whose nudity proudly proclaimed both their imposing intellectual dominance and physical strength.
By Artspace Editors. Historically made to embody strength, power, and virility, the male nude can also evoke beauty, vulnerability, and sexual intrigue. As we discussed with the photography critic Philip Gefterthese images of the body have the potential to challenge taboos around male eroticism and identitypaving the way for future explorations of what it means to be male.
My love and passion was always for theater. When I was younger, I worked as a lighting designer and professional stage manager in theaters across the US. Eventually, I grew weary of living out of my suitcase and gave up that vagabond lifestyle to return back to my home in the mountains of Western Montana.
The subject of these works is the male nude. Later, during the Middle Age, it almost disappears, the beauty of the naked body is replaced by the shame for it. We have to wait till Renassaice for its glorious return.
Cuban-born Anthony Timiraos had a varied and productive professional life for years. He was so successful that he was pulled back into business after attempting to retire three times. Maybe now that he is devoting his life to his postponed passion for male figurative photography, retirement will stick.
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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. See also category: Paintings of nude females. See also category: Nude men in art. Subcategories This category has the following 33 subcategories, out of 33 total.
The nude figure is a tradition in Western artand has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek artand after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos.