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Image of the day archive (August 2019)

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August, 1


MURILLO Bartolomé Esteban 1650c Niños comiendo melón y uvas 639x900.jpg

Beggar boys eating grapes and melon / Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. – Between circa 1645 and circa 1655. – Oil on canvas ; 146 × 104 cm. – (Munich, Germany : Alte Pinakothek ; 605).

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children. His work Beggar boys eating grapes and melon is housed at The Alte Pinakothek which is an art museum situated in the Kunstareal in Munich, Germany. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous collections of Old Master paintings.



August, 2


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Ganymede / unknown Tuscan painter.

Rome, about 1615-1620. – Oil on canvas ; 151 × 214 cm. – (Private coll.).

Zeus either transformed himself into the form of an eagle or sent an eagle to carry Ganymede to Mount Olympus to be the cupbearer for the gods.


August, 3


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Albert AUBLET - Jeunes lutteurs sur la plage au Tréport

Albert AUBLET was, among other things, a well-known Orientalist painter, who painted many scenes from Tunisia to Turkey, but he also worked often in the seaside town Le Tréport, on the northwest coast of France, where Normandy meets Picardy. He was well known in the literary and musical circles of Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, illustrating works by Maupassant and others.


August, 4


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Boys playing with crabs / Thomas Pollock Anshutz. – ca 1894.

Thomas Pollock Anshutz (1851 – 1912) was an American painter and teacher. Anshutz was born in Newport, Kentucky in 1851. Although he experimented persistently with landscape painting, he was more well known for his portraiture, which won him numerous awards in the 1890s and 1900s. He was Co-founder of The Darby School and leader at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Anshutz was known for his portraiture work and working friendship with Thomas Eakins.


August, 5


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The Warren Cup. – Roman Empire, ca 1st century. – Silver ; 11 × 11 cm. – (London, United Kingdom : British Museum, Room 70 ; 1999,0426.1).

The Warren Cup is an ancient Roman silver drinking cup decorated in relief with two images of male (Pedosexual) same-sex acts. The cup is named after its first modern owner, the collector and writer Edward Perry Warren, and was acquired by the British Museum in 1999. It is usually dated to the time of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (1st century AD).

"Images like this were not unusual in the Roman world. Some of the boys on this cup are underage by today's standards, but the Romans tolerated relationships between older and younger men. Relationships between men were part of Greek and Roman culture, from slaves to emperors, most famously the emperor Hadrian and his Greek lover, Antinous. Today such ancient images remind us that the way societies view sexuality is never fixed."


August, 6


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Le prince d’Elbassan avec Toinet / Gaston Goor. – France, 1968. – Pastel ; 16,3 × 9,7 cm.


Gaston Goor (Lunéville, France, October 26, 1902–1977) was a French painter, illustrator and sculptor. Goor studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Nancy and moved to Paris in 1925. He was a highly accomplished and controversial painter of boys. His principal patron for more than 30 years was Roger Peyrefitte. Goor illustrated many of Peyrefitte books and also made a number of works on various themes, many of which decorated the walls of Peyrefitte's Paris apartment.


August, 7


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Gravestone Showing Youth And Boy As Lovers

Marble Grave Stele with Erastes, Eromenos and Rooster, c. 465 BCE. Rhodes, Archaeological Museum, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights, Γ 1640.

A boy, who appears to be 12-13 years old, holds a fighting cock (a typical love gift) and looks up adoringly at the youth who has presented it to him. Grave markers such as this one usually show the deceased with the person or persons who are closest to him or her, normally family members. This is the only known example of a stele showing a pederastic couple. It is unclear whether the deceased is the youth or the boy, but the former seems more likely. The stele stands about 2 meters high, so the figures are life size.


August, 8


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Hyacinthus / Lawrence Macdonald. – Rome, 1842. – Marble ; 141 cm. – (Private coll.).


Lawrence Macdonald (15 February 1799 -4 March 1878) was a Scottish sculptor. Hyacinthus was the first of three variants, this statue was commissioned by John Gladstone (1764-1851). Sold £58,100 by Christie’s, 7 May 2008.



August, 9


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Boy asleep on his notebook / Albert Anker. – Around 1895. – (Private collection)

Albert Samuel Anker (April 1, 1831 – July 16, 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduring popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.


August, 10


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The Mask Seller / Zacharie Astruc. – 1883. – Bronze. – (Paris, France : Luxembourg Gardens).

The Mask Seller is a bronze statue by the painter, poet, critic and French sculptor Zacharie Astruc, in 1883. The work is exhibited in the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris. This sculpture depicts a young boy standing, wearing only a pair of figure-hugging shorts embroidered with mythological designs and a pair of sandals



August, 11


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Albert AUBLET - Les petits matelots

Albert AUBLET was, among other things, a well-known Orientalist painter, who painted many scenes from Tunisia to Turkey, but he also worked often in the seaside town Le Tréport, on the northwest coast of France, where Normandy meets Picardy. He was well known in the literary and musical circles of Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, illustrating works by Maupassant and others.


August, 12


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Dying Hyacinth / Antoine Étex. – 1829. – Marble ; 89 × 72 × 48 cm. – (Angers, France : Museum of Fine Arts ; MTC 1158).

Antoine Étex (Paris March 20, 1808 – July 14, 1888 Chaville) was a French sculptor, painter and architect.


August, 13


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Scugnizzo / Christian Wilhelm Allers. – 1893. – (In La bella Napoli, Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1893).

Christian Wilhelm Allers (August 6, 1857 – October 19, 1915) was a German painter and printmaker. In autumn 1902, there was a scandal. Several famous persons living in Capri, were accused by some Italian newspapers of homosexuality and pederasty. Some weeks later, Allers was accused, by court. Allers managed to escape before the lawsuit began, which led to a sentence of 4½ years imprisonment, pronounced in absentia. According to Tito Fiorani (Le dimore del mito, La Conchiglia, Capri 1996, pp. 23 e 24), "Allers had distinctly homosexual tendencies, and liked to surround himself with boys, whom he often used as models".


August, 14


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The BLogo is a graphic symbol for boylove that is widely used across the online boylove community. It consists of two blue intertwined triangles, one outer that symbolizes the man, and one inner that symbolizes the boy in a boylove relationship. Due to its shape, it is occasionally described as a "spirangle".

The BLogo was designed in February 1997 by Kalos in response to a online design contest sponsored by Tygyr, a teenage boylover whose Tygyrnet website was very popular at the time. Various triangle designs had been proposed but none became popular with the BL communities of the day. When Kalos submitted his design, it struck an instant chord and was adapted very quickly by Free Spirits and by many other on-line boylover organizations.


August, 15


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Portrait of Tito Biondi / Frederick Rolfe (alias “Baron Corvo”). – Roma : ca 1890.

Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo, and also calling himself 'Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe', (July 22, 1860 – October 25, 1913), was an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric. Rolfe’s s sexual preference was for late adolescents.

Towards the end of his life, he made his only explicit reference to his specific sexual age preference, in one of the Venice letters to Charles Masson Fox, in which he declared: "My preference was for the 16, 17, 18 and large."

Grant Richards, in his 'Memories of a Misspent Youth' (1932), recalls 'Frederick Baron Corvo' at Parson's Pleasure in Oxford - where scholars could bathe naked - "surveying the yellow flesh tints of youth with unbecoming satisfaction".

August, 16


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Frieze of the portico for the pavilion of the Sèvres Factory / Jules Coutan.

Paris, 1900. – Enameled stoneware. – (Paris, France : square Félix-Desruelles).

Jules-Félix Coutan (22 September 1848 – 23 February 1939) was a French sculptor and educator.


August, 17


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Boy sleeping in the hay / Albert Anker. – 1897. – Oil on canvas; 55 × 71 cm. – (Bâle, Suisse : Musée des Beaux-Arts).

Albert Anker|Albert Samuel Anker (April 1, 1831 – July 16, 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduring popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.


August, 18


ИВАНОВ Александр Андреевич 1831 Аполлон, Гиацинт и Кипарис, занимающиеся музыкой и пением (эскиз) 1696x948.jpg
"Apollo, Hyacinthus and Cyparissus playing music and singing"
Material:Sketch - Pencil. Year of creation: 1831
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov was born in 1806 and died in 1858 in St. Petersburg. He was a Russian painter who adhered to the tradition of Neoclassicism.

August, 19


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Small Italian beggar / Albert Anker. -Watercolour over pencil; 27 × 18 cm. – (Private collection).

Albert Anker|Albert Samuel Anker (April 1, 1831 – July 16, 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduring popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.


August, 20


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Unknown/ Édouard Agneessens. – Oil on wood ; 30,5 × 43,2 cm. – (Private collection).

Edouard Agneessens (24 August 1842 – 20 August 1885) was a Belgian painter born in Brussels. He studied under Jean-François Portaels from 1859, and in 1869 won the Prix de Rome. In 1868, he was one of the founding members of the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.


August, 21


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Old hut in Spreydon : Chris + [???], New Zealand /Christian Wilhelm Allers. – Spreydon (New Zealand), 1911. – Pastel and charcoal drawing ; 67 × 100 cm. – (Private collection).

Christian Wilhelm Allers (August 6, 1857 – October 19, 1915) was a German painter and printmaker. In autumn 1902, there was a scandal. Several famous persons living in Capri, were accused by some Italian newspapers of homosexuality and pederasty. Some weeks later, Allers was accused, by court. Allers managed to escape before the lawsuit began, which led to a sentence of 4½ years imprisonment, pronounced in absentia. According to Tito Fiorani (Le dimore del mito, La Conchiglia, Capri 1996, pp. 23 e 24), "Allers had distinctly homosexual tendencies, and liked to surround himself with boys, whom he often used as models".


August, 22


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Kiss/ Briseis Painter. –circa 480 BC. – Cup ceramic, red-figure pottery;(Louvre, Paris, France).

Kiss is an example of Greek art dating from around 480 BC. This ceramic cup by the Briseis Painter is housed at the Louvre in Paris France. It is a Kylix (drinking cup), "a type of wine-drinking cup with a broad relatively shallow body raised on a stem from a foot and usually with two horizontal handles disposed symmetrically.


August, 23


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Leap frog / Albert Anker. – 1866. – Oil on canvas.

Albert Samuel Anker was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduring popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.



August, 24


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Le roi des moutards / Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Antigna.

Jean Pierre Alexandre Antigna (March 7, 1817 – February 26, 1878) was a French painter. After living in the poor quarter of the Île Saint-Louis in Paris, he would incorporate images of the suffering and burden of urban poor into his works. By the 1848 Revolution, Antigna was devoted to the Realist style, and continued to paint in this manner until c. 1860 when he began to produce paintings in the Naturalist style.



August, 25


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En tu Ausencia, Noël Films, 2008. Staring Gonzalo Sánchez Salas as Pablo


En tu Ausencia is Ivan Noël’s first feature movie. Filmed in Spain on a shoestring budget, this film is a visual masterpiece. It was filmed without a script and all but two lines were improvised by the actors.


August, 26


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Man with Ephebe / Unknown. –circa 6th century BC. – Ceramic cup – (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Man with ephebe is an example of Greek art dating from the 6th century BC. This ceramic cup by an unknown artist is housed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - from the collection of Edward Perry Warren.


August, 27


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Pope grec avec cinq jeunes garçons / Gaston Goor. – France, 1968. – Pastel


Gaston Goor (Lunéville, France, October 26, 1902–1977) was a French painter, illustrator and sculptor. Goor studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Nancy and moved to Paris in 1925. He was a highly accomplished and controversial painter of boys. His principal patron for more than 30 years was Roger Peyrefitte. Goor illustrated many of Peyrefitte books and also made a number of works on various themes, many of which decorated the walls of Peyrefitte's Paris apartment.



August, 28


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"Untitled" image in the cubeist style by Chuck.

August, 29


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José Ramón Lafita from the film Brecha

Brecha is the second of Ivan Noel's films. It is darker, more suspenseful then his prior film En tu Ausencia. Filmed is Spain with no budget using borrowed equipment, Brecha masterfully captures the essence of village life.


August, 30


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Ganymede holding a hoop and a cock - BERLIN PAINTER - 495c, Louvre, Paris, France.

One of the earliest depictions of Ganymede is a red-figure krater by the Berlin Painter in the Musée du Louvre. Zeus pursues Ganymede on one side, while on the other side the youth runs away, rolling along a hoop while holding aloft a crowing cock.

Ganymede is the young, beautiful boy that became one of Zeus' lovers. One source of the myth says that Zeus fell in love with Ganymede when he spotted him herding his flock on Mount Ida near Troy in Phrygia.