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Gorgeous, intimate Polaroids of the male form. God he knew how to tell and sell a story in two or three images. Although continuing his commercial work he became disinterested in it, concentrating his energies on photographing the male nude.

He closed his studio. He destroyed much of his print and negative archives particularly his male nudes.

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However, it is now known that he had transferred many of these works to the Kinsey Institute. Generally his earlier male nude photographs concentrate on the idealised youthful body or ephebe. As Lynes became more despondent with his career as a fashion photographer his private photographs of male nudes tend to take on a darker and sharper edge. After a period of residence in Hollywood he returned to New York nearly penniless.

His Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 of photographing the male nude underwent a Erotic nude male photos ca 1900. While the photographs of his European colleagues still Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 on the sun drenched bodies of young adolescent males evoking memories of classical beauty and the mythology of Ancient Greece the later nudes of Platt Lynes feature a mixture of youthful ephebes and heavier set bodies which appear to be more sexually knowing.

The compositional style of dramatically lit photographs of muscular torsos of older, rougher men shot in close up were possibly influenced by a number of things — his time in Hollywood with its images of handsome, swash-buckling movie stars with broad chests and magnificent physiques; the images of bodybuilders by physique photographers that George Platt Lynes visited; the fact that his lover George Tichenor had been killed during WWII; and the knowledge that he was penniless and had cancer.

There is, I believe, a certain sadness but much inner strength in his later photographs of the male nude that harnesses the inherent sexual power embedded within their subject matter. This monumentality of body and form was matched by a new openness in the representation of sexuality. Some of the faces in these later photographs remain hidden, as though disclosure of identity would be detrimental for fear of persecution or prosecution.

Photographs from The Kinsey Institute. Kinsey as to their secrecy. I believe that Lynes understood, intimately, the different physical body types that gay men find desirable and used them in his photographs. He visited Lon of New York a Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 of beefcake men in his studio and purchased photographs of bodybuilders for himself, as did the German photographer George Hoyningen-Huene. It is likely that these images of bodybuilders influenced his later compositional style of images of men; it is also possible that he detected the emergence of this iconic male body type as a potent sexual symbol, one that that was becoming more visible and sexually available to gay men.

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Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image. The image comes from a series of 30 photographs of these three boys undressing and lying Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 a bed together. Pioneering Male Nudes Universe Publishing,p. This photograph [above] archives queer, illicit desire in Cold War America. Lynes was part of a closely connected circle of elite gay men who dominated American arts and letters in the interwar and early post-war years.

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For 16 years, Lynes lived with the writer Glenway Wescott and museum curator Monroe Wheeler, who were a couple for over fifty years; they had a variety of other sexual partners throughout, including Lynes, who shared a bedroom with Wheeler Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 their years together. All three of them, as well as friends and colleagues Lincoln Kirstein, Paul Cadmus, and other leading figures, participated in sex parties in the s and s, as documented in their personal papers.

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Although the article purportedly concerned communism, it shows that the red scare mainly affected homosexuals, as Wescott clearly understood. Senator Bridges asked John E. Peurifoy, Deputy Under-Secretary of State in charge of the security program, how many members of the State Department had resigned since the investigations began in Lynes continued to make and circulate his portraits, despite this climate of homophobia.

Between andLynes sold and donated much of his erotic nudes to Kinsey, where they are now part of the Kinsey Institute collections in Bloomington, Indiana. Raised in comfortable Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 and privately educated. Meets lifetime companions Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler. Enters Yale University in Autumn, leaves in December.

The gift of a view camera encourages Lynes to make a career of photography. Continues traveling to Europe, teaching himself by trial-and-error a technical understanding of the medium. Together they experiment with photographing surrealistic still-lifes. Visits and photographs Gertrude Stein at Bilignin.

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The death of his father forces Lynes to take up photography as a means of economic support. Continued public showings of his work and interest in his celebrity portraits attracts a large clientele of New York socialites and their families.

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Successful commercial career now headquartered in a large studio Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 Madison Avenue.

Begins to lose interest in commercial work, a process accelerated by the death of George Tichenor in Economics force Lynes to experiment with cheaper photographic tools. He is particularly interested in the paper negative.

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Lives in a succession of apartments and studios as illness becomes apparent. Last portrait sitting is June 16 with Monroe Wheeler. Closes studio and undergoes radium and drug therapy.

Lynes begins to destroy large portions of his negative and print archives. At night Lynes leaves the hospital to attend the theatre and ballet.

He dies on December sixth, forty-eight years old. Muscularity is the sign of power — natural, achieved, phallic. Remember that it was in this decade the trials of Oscar Wilde had taken place in England after he was accused of being a sodomite by The Marquis of Queensbury. Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 is perhaps no coincidence that the rules that governed boxing, a very masculine sport in which a man could become a popular hero, were named after his accuser.

By all accounts he was a brute of a man who despised and beat his son Lord Alfred Douglas and sought revenge on his partner, Oscar Wilde, for their sexual adventures. Muscles became the sign of heterosexual Erotic nude male photos ca 1900, prowess, and virility.

A man had control over his body and his physical world.

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For example, I think that the construction of the muscular mesomorphic body can be linked to the appearance of the first skyscrapers in cities in the United States of America. Skyscrapers were a way increasing visibility and surface area within Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 limited space of a crowded city. One of the benefits of owning a skyscraper like the Chrysler Building in New York, with its increased surface area, was that it got the company noticed. The same can be said of the muscular body.

Like a skyscraper, the muscular body has more surface area, is more visible, attracts more attention to its owner and is more admired. The owner of this body is desired because of his external appearance which may give him a Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 of superiority and power over others. However this body image may also lead to low self-esteem and heightened body dissatisfaction in the owner causing anxiety and insecurity in his identity as he constantly strives to maintain and enhance his body to fulfil expectations he has of himself.

Of course, body image is never a static concept for the power of Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 images of the male body resides in their perceived value as a commodity.

This value is reinforced through social and moral values, through fluid personal interactions, and through the desire of self and others for a particular type of body image; it is a hierarchical system of valuation.

Digitally manipulates photos of women depicted in various suggestive poses, replacing their features with his own in a sufficiently consistent way for the image to retain its erotic content.

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By slipping into different bodies, he tests his own body and appearance, and he raises the issue of reality. The artist can only offer his own, man-made version.

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Artforum, NovemberVol. Works by artists of both sexes will address the issue of how contemporary art stages male role models and masculinity, critically scrutinizing the content of the same. Who or what makes a man? How do men define themselves in art since feminism; how do they reflect on their gender and the portrayal thereof? And as feminist art has finally become an established entity in major institutions, it is time to take a closer look at the art produced by men about men.

The Sexual Revolution as well as the feminist and gay movements did not have only one side to them: The exhibition therefore explores how contemporary Western artists of both sexes have, Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 the s, invented new notions of masculinity or shattered existing ones.

It does this with some 45 Erotic nude male photos ca 1900, some of which are large and extensive.

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With this exhibition, the Kunstmuseum Bern is addressing a topic that, until now, has hardly been tackled in a museum context: The exhibition and catalogue draw on the reflections and insights gained from masculinities studies to throw light on the consequences of the contemporary male crisis and how it is reflected in art, making the Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 of the crisis visually palpable.

The works selected for the show have been Erotic nude male photos ca 1900 up into six sections. This route follows, at the same time, a roughly chronological order.

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The show is accompanied by a rich fund of educational programs with tours of the exhibition, discussions of artworks with invited guests, as well as a film program in collaboration with the cinema Kino Kunstmuseum, and not least, workshops for schools.

On view are works by 40 artists regardless of gender who question masculinity and stage it anew. The Kunstmuseum Bern seeks to foster dialogue in the exhibition and is therefore increasing its focus on social media.

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For the first time our visitors can respond to issues raised by an exhibition immediately on location…. The whole spectrum of art media and male images. The exhibition is presenting works that cover the entire range of media used by artists, including paintings, drawings, photographs, films, videos, sculptures and performance-installations.


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