Malcolm Liepke, Torso, Oil on panel, Arcadia Contemporary. Click to inquire.
Fernando Botero, Hombre a Caballo Mirando de Lado (Man on Horse Looking Sideways), Bronze, Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery. Click to inquire.
While one may expect for Christian subject matters to be treated with modesty, the sculpture’s appropriation of the classical contrapposto pose highlights the masculine athleticism equated with harmonious perfection.
Fernand Leger, Le Bonheur, Tapestry, Jane Kahan Gallery. Click to inquire.
Contemporary discussion often places the nude female in an inferior position to the implied male artist and therefore male gaze. Examining this strained relationship, a recent exhibition, Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day, at the Musée d’Orsay placed the male nude on an curatorial pedestal.
Albert Wein, Small Prometheus, Bronze, Levis Fine Art. Click to inquire.
Quoting from its curatorial aim: “male nudity was for a long time, from the 17th to 19th centuries, the basis of traditional Academic art training and a key element in Western creative art.” Searching through FADA’s inventory, the male nude often claims itself as a work of art. The importance of the male body for teaching purposes and as an important art historical precedent allows viewers to determine the vulnerability of the nude.
Armando Romero, Seated Pride, Wood, Tasende Gallery. Click to inquire.