Wednesday, January 2, 2013

MARTYRDOM OF ST. SEBASTIAN

One recurring theme, and a very popular one too, in the arts is the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. Countless painters have produced works on this theme, and some photographers have as well. Here are a few examples. There are ten examples and here are the attributions: the first two are Aurelio Monge, number three is Cynthia Karalla, number four is David Vance, number five is Neel Bate, number six is Mapplethorpe, number seven is Davood Salek, number eight is Yukio Mishima (self portrait, I believe), number nine is from a Versace campaign, and number ten is by FrodoPrime. The work by Neel Bate was such a small image, I was not able to enlarge it much without it pixelating beyond acceptability. Sorry. Blogger really frustrates me sometimes. Couldn't get any of the links to color yellow. Arrrgh! Half the time it works and half the time it doesn't.











One more thing, if any of you out there have any recommendations for photographers I could feature here, let me know. Here is the criteria I generally use. Male nudes; black and white is highly preferable but not entirely necessary; interesting settings and or use of props; not particularly interested in porn values  (i.e. big dicks or erections or facial beauty although those things are nice); I prefer penises fully exposed rather than "artfully" covered unless, again exceptional in other qualities; non-sexual unless exceptional in some other way. I have nothing against porn, in fact I LOVE IT! But there are hundreds of thousands of blogs out there dedicated to that and many of them do it very well. So, let's do something different here. So, I welcome your suggestions and if I agree with your choices, they made appear here one day. Thanks.





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