Natural drawing as fantasy

Updated:02/25/2021 00:33h


Academies part of a question from your commissioner David Trullo: To what extent do academies, natural model drawings of a purely didactic nature that have been carried out in art schools since the 16th century, could have a certain gay public, a certain market, especially during the academic period par excellence, in the XIX?

Impossible to answer

I confess that I cannot answer that question – neither does the curator, nor does he intend to, but two things occur to me: first, that it is highly probable that this traffic – that of female nudes has been documented – has occurred since the Renaissance until the irruption of the charming photo in the twenties or Beefcake magazines in the fifties


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