Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Lionel Royer (1852 -1926) - Cupid and Psyche
Carl Larsson (1853-1919) - Contemporary Art
Angelica Kaufmann (1741 – 1807) -Prince Henri Lubomirski.
Anselm Feuerbach (1829-80) - Musician of Tivoli.
Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (1854 - 1905) - The Little Boat
Virgilio Constantini - The Rock 1920
Bouguereau - Offering to Love 1893
George Wesley Bellows - Riverfront 1915
Charles William Bartlett 1860-1940 - Captives in Rome
Germaine Greer said: "I'd like to reclaim for women the right to appreciate the short-lived beauty of boys, real boys, not simpering 30-year-olds with shaved chests."
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Botticelli, Sandro (1444-1510), whose paintings of boys and young men are known for their sensual beauty, produced work for both branches of the Medici family.
Among his best known works are Primavera (Spring) of ca 1478 and the Birth of Venus of ca 1484.
In 1502, Botticelli was accused of sodomy with his young male assistant, who may also have served as a model.
Vasari said Botticelli was "extraordinarily fond of those he knew to be students of the arts."