Paris’ Musée d’Orsay’s exhibition, Masculine/Masculine. The Nude man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, continues until January 12, after a three month run. A detailed description of the show, including many images and an intriguing video, can be found here.
While the male nude has been a common subject in sculpture and painting throughout the centuries, an entire show of male nudes is quite an uncommon event. I would have liked to see the show for that reason alone, although seeing the vast number and variety of artworks on display, grouped thematically, would have been a wonderful visual feast.
In keeping with this theme, I offer today a male nude of my own, a piece I produced for my solo show In Her Eyes. The title, Dream Lover, can refer either to the figure as the object of desire, or the sleeping man’s own dreaming desires. The light on his body is cool and natural, inferring daylight, yet he is at rest. Is he resting before or after some tryst? Or is he dreaming of one? The viewer decides. Whether in his mind or in reality, the feeling is one of warmth and contentment. A detailed view is below.
Dream Lover, an 8″x10″ photo etching on 15″x20″ paper, is offered this week for $200, unframed. To purchase or for further info contact me a firstname.lastname@example.org.