Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sexy Naked Men at the Musée d'Orsay


The Musée d'Orsay in Paris has just opened a new exhibition celebrating the nude male form. The exhibit, titled Masculin/Masculin runs through January 2, 2014, and showcases male nudity in art from 1800 to the present day. As the curators of the exhibition note, "there is a shameful double standard when it comes to nudity in art; the female nude is omnipresent, yet the male nude has fallen out of favor in the last 200 years."

Earlier this year, I wrote about the first ever art exhibition dedicated to the glories of the male nude at Vienna's Leopold Museum (Nackte Männer). It was immensely successful, and as you know, success breeds imitation. Masculin/Masculin includes works, by David, Moreau, Munch, Mapplethrope, Cadmus, and LaChapelle. BTW: The Musée d'Orsay's sexy Promo video has models recreating famous works of art from the exhibit. Oh La La.

2 comments:

Michael Montgomery said...

It took a while but finally caught the allusions. Well done! -Michael

Fernando De Leon said...

Thanks Michael. I had to watch the video twice to get all the allusions as well.