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  • Why Is St Sebastian A Gay Icon?

    By September 9, 2017

    One may think that Christian saints have little in common with the gay culture. But there is an exception to every rule: if you see a handsome guy in his early twenties perforated by arrows, you know it’s...

  • Few Comments On Courbet’s Origin of the World

    By August 21, 2017

    In the 19th century, the display of the nude body underwent a revolution – and a massive critique. Gustave Courbet, one of the main scandalists of his epoch, rejected academic painting and its smooth, idealised nudes, but he also...

  • Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside – Bathing In Art

    By July 24, 2017

    With the summer holidays upon us, it’s seems appropriate to take a small tour through depictions of leisure bathing in art. The package holiday signalled the start of the concept of going away for a break and we...

  • Male Homosexuality in Western Art

    By July 17, 2017

    As Malta votes to legalize same-sex marriage, I decide to unearth again the topic of homosexuality in Western art. Since last time I wrote about lesbianism, today it’s time for male homosexuality. Ready? Ancient Education Warren Cup, named...

  • How Reclining Nude Concept Changed After Olympia?

    By July 14, 2017

    When French artist Edouard Manet finished his well -known painting “Olympia” in 1863, lot changed in the history of art because of his technique and the fresh look he brought into art world. His image of reclining nude...

  • Looking For Hot Renaissance Boys?

    By June 20, 2017

    Then look no further! If you need a sight of some muscular bodies, don’t go to the beach this year, but book yourself a ticket to the Sistine Chapel where these hot Renaissance boys are waiting for you...

  • Is Jeff Koons’ Art Pornography? (18+)

    By May 30, 2017

    Jeff Koons has been controversial from the very beginning of his career, which began around 1979. Having experimented with inflatable bunnies, sculptures of cheesy angels and a lot of pink, he challenged us and our pre-conceptions of art and...

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