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Monday, August 2, 2010

Gay Artists

In a comment on my Leyendecker post, someone suggested the name of Henry Scott Tuke as a painter of beautiful men. And so he was. I looked him up in Wikipedia. And I've given you some of his pictures. A very different style from Leyendecker, not so? He was most probably gay, being friends with Oscar Wilde and other gay luminaries.

In my research I also discovered the painter Thomas Eakins, who wasn't gay but who obviously was very unconventional and was prepared to defy at great personal cost the strait-laced conventions of society.

Enjoy the images. Beautiful they are.

These are two of Eakins' paintings:



The Wrestlers




Swimming


And here are three of Tuke's:



The Bather




Under a Tree, Jamaica



Noonday Heat

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