Zeus and Ganymede stood for many things. We tell the myth in full, look at its meanings, and enjoy the art.
Von Gloeden’s classical scenes have earned him a reputation as one of the founding fathers of gay photography.
See this and many other modern art works by Rick Herold for show and for sale, part of our new collection of contemporary art.
. . . subtly homoerotic to pass Victorian muster, such as this Spinario by Gustav Eberlein, were all the rage in the late 1800s.
Putting Gay History in its Place History is written by the victors. They choose what will be remembered, and what covered up. So it has been with male eros. Looking at any history textbook, one would think that never has a society praised love between men, never has a painter, a poet or a pope...
. . . from Gibraltar to the Bay of Bengal, usually sang of handsome youths. Rest a moment, traveler, and read a few.
“South wind” was the Ming Dynasty euphemism for male love. The art is a lot more direct.
. . . by anti-sex religious dogma, the Japanese developed a sophisticated culture of male homoerotic art.
. . . was NOT sculpted by Mr. Barberini. Visit our Roman sculpture garden for more examples of ancient gay art.
More than one thousand vases depicting homosexual themes have survived since the heyday of Greek culture. Visit our collection.