Masculine. The Nude Man in Art

However, 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, nowadays female nudity has been exhibited much more.

Therefore when presenting the exhibition Masculine / Masculine, the Musée d’Orsay, drawing on the wealth of its own collections and of other French public collections, aims to take an interpretive, playful, sociological and philosophical approach to exploring all aspects and meanings of the male nude in art.

Given that the 19th century took its inspiration from 18th century classical art, and that this influence still resonates today, the Musée d’Orsay is extending its traditional historical range in order to draw a continuous arc of creation through two centuries down to the present day, and will include the whole range of techniques: painting, sculpture, graphic arts and, of course, photography, which will have an equal place in the exhibition.

 

Pierre et Gilles Mercury2001 (model: Enzo Junior) Painted photograph, Private collection © Pierre et Gilles. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris
Pierre et Gilles Mercury2001 (model: Enzo Junior) Painted photograph, Private collection © Pierre et Gilles. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris

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