Gay Art: male love, gay sex and homosexual customs from various world cultures
This Bud's for Zeus
Gay sex and male love used in the advertising of Budweiser Beer! Yes, you read it right! See how the King of Beers used the lusts of the King of Gods to sell beer!
Greek Gay Art
From Ancient Greece you can view gay Greek pottery and ancient Greek sculpture with gay themes. The art depicts scenes from Greek Mythology, homosexual customs and gay traditions. See the loves and dramas of the Greek Gods and Heroes brought to life--Achilles bandaging his lover Patroklos, Pan tutoring the beloved Daphnis--and male love found in everyday Greek life: At the palestra and symposium.
Male love in Roman sculpture, glassware, engravings and frescoes, including the famous Warren Cup purchased by the British Museum in 1999 for £1.8 million.
European Gay Art
Gay art from across Europe, dating from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century. Many of the paintings and sculptures draw from the gay mythology of Ancient Greece--Apollo and his lovers, Zeus smitten with Ganymede.
Iranian Gay Art
Homosexual Iranian art depicts male love intertwined with the customs of the Muslim world. See Shah Abbas I embracing his wine boy and the works of famous Islamic artist Riza I-Abbasi.
Turkish Gay Art
View gay art from Turkey--illustrations from The Book of the Handsome Ones, and depictions of Köçeks (dancing boys)
Indian Gay Art
Rare Indian temple art depicting gay sex--some of the very few works that have survived the government's attempt to erase homosexual traditions from Indian history.
Japanese Gay Art
New World Gay Art
Homosexual art from the New World, from depictions of the Native American two-spirit ritual to wall paintings of a Mayan gay couple.
Contemporary Gay Art
View and purchase works by contemporary gay artists who carry on the rich homosexual traditon. Works depict the male body and gay sex.
The art in this section can be found in the world's most prestigious museums, including the Louvre, the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Smithsonian.