Male nudity  

Queen_Of_Wands 46F
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5/11/2006 1:01 pm

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5/12/2006 7:44 pm

Male nudity

Gawd knows there's enough of that round here and very worrying it is too..entire thickets of wood everywhere you look. Thankfully I remembered to block those images in my preferences menu as men never quite grasp that a face is more aesthetic than a rampant poking purple nad eyeballing you hopefully.

I'm talking about something more artistic though. I take a keen interest in art and art history and something occurred to me today that never really has before. Which is, that female nudes in art are seen as art but male nudes fall short and suffer the stigma of gay porn. That's just plain stupid.

The painting here walks that very fine line between the two; supposedly an allegory of the triumph of love over science but actually a very highly eroticised image of a young boy. The same eroticism shows in
Boy with a basket of fruit and it's interesting to note that Caravaggio never eroticised the female form in that way. Again, it's a question of context: in his time, sexual provender was more varied, despite the Church's stance. He's simply telling it like it was; he was the Tom of Finland of his culture. He painted what turned him on.

It's a world away from Michelangelo's David, which is a mere passive depiction of the male form and lacks passion. David's lack of clothing makes no difference; he might almost be gelded for all the impact his nakedness has on the observer.

SirMounts 102M

5/12/2006 1:39 pm

Hey, if you ever get bored on here, unblock your photo thingy, change your preferences to seeking female, and go to your home page. Because you just may find that many women here are, um... no more shy than Men. *winking*
I like your blog very much, Quenn Of Wands. *smiling*

Queen_Of_Wands 46F

5/12/2006 2:06 pm

Nah, I can imagine what's on display from seeing the forests of wood in chatrooms when some porky-assed bimbo gets it all out on cam

Welcome to One's blog anytime though

SirMounts 102M

5/12/2006 4:04 pm

Yes, where are the standards? *fingers croosed* lol
Why, thank you, Queen Of Wands. *smiling*
And you, Mine. *wink*

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