Ode to Nietzsche is a beautiful religious-themed male nude photograph by Australian artist Troy Schooneman is available for purchase as a fine art limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist. The Last Marquess is a beautiful contemporary male nude photograph by Australian artist Troy Schooneman. Over the centuries it has been inherited, lost, stolen, and labeled a forgery. In fact, Salvator Mundi is one of Leonardo's most copied paintings, with about 12 known examples executed by his pupils and others. Leonardo's version was thought to have been lost after the midth century. In , a supposed copy located in the Marquis Jean-Louis de Ganay Collection, Paris, was proposed by several art historians as possibly the lost original based on its similarity to Saint John the Baptist. This proposition was largely ridiculed by the art establishment. It had been heavily overpainted, so it looked like a copy, and was, before restoration, described as "a wreck, dark and gloomy". The consortium believed there was a possibility that the low-quality mess with its excessive overpainting might actually be the long missing da Vinci original.
The Male Nude of Today
The representation of the male nude in the fine arts was once viewed as the noblest of artistic endeavours. In Ancient Greece, the male physique represented a potent symbol of Greek civilization, power, and superiority. This reverence for the power of the male nude is evident in the paintings, sculptures, pottery, and other decorative arts of classical Greek culture. The reasons for this decline are numerous and complex - involving issues relating to religion, homophobia, pornography, the dominance of the "male gaze" in art, and, perhaps to a lesser extent, the development and proliferation of visual imagery on the Internet and social media It is against this backdrop of the gradual decline in the status of the male nude in art that I seek to create male portraits that are as beautiful as they are timeless. A return to the days when the male nude was considered the highest form of artistic expression. My hope is to make a small contribution to restoring the male nude to its rightful place in the world of fine art without resorting to the unnecessary sexualization of the men being portrayed. Enter main gallery.
Light, Beauty, Desire, and the Art of the Naked Man
Born, bred and raised in the Southwest of Cornwall I came late to the artistry of the camera. The images I create are intimate collaborations with my sitters resulting in works that range from the conceptual, romantic or classical to the subjectively challenging; sometimes for small projects, but often as standalone pieces of art. The naked male has long been a contentious issue; he threatens, horrifies, subverts and worst of all incites hidden desires. While my work is firmly rooted within and references Queer History and Identity there are broader issues touched upon that question masculinity from the full spectrum of sexualities…ageing, desire, ethics, intimacy, objectification, validation, vulnerability and particularly censorship. Having recently graduated with a Masters in Photography with Distinction I return re-invigorated to my love of the male form and masculinity as a subject for art. Always remember that you are in the position of control. Well discretion is never a problem for me. I am quite experienced at getting some great shots that still allow you to remain completely anonymous. Besides which you get to review the pictures afterwards so if there are any you do not approve of then we can discard them or you can keep them just for your personal use. I would be surprised if you weren't.
Ever since the dawn of humankind, sex and sexuality have been an integral part of it. While modern-day consciousness fights to stop this kind of behavior, a New York photographer introduced us a to a whole new world of the understanding of the human nude figure in art , as she solely focuses on the naked male body. She wanted to ask a question of the position of male nude photography in the contemporary art world. What happens when you expose Bare Men to a wider audience? You open a sort of a Pandora box. Abigail Ekue is a writer whose essays focus on a variety of things, but one of her main topics is erotica.