Posted by SGT. COACH on Tuesday Dec 30, 2014 Under ART CLASS
Wiki: The life-size marble statue known as the Barberini Faun or Drunken Satyr is located in the Glyptothek in Munich, Germany. A Faun is the Roman equivalent of a Greek Satyr. In Greek mythology, satyrs were human-like male woodland spirits with several animal features, often a goat-like tail, hooves, ears, or horns. Satyrs attended Dionysus.
Various restorations of the Barberini Faun may have enhanced the sexual aspect of the statue. Because of this, the statue has acquired a reputation as an example of erotic art. Nudity in Greek art was nothing new; however, the blatant sexuality of this piece makes it most interesting to twentieth-century eyes. His wantonly spread legs focus attention on his genitals. Not all viewers have found the Faun so indecorous: the Barberini Faun was reproduced on a Nymphenburg porcelain service in the 1830s.
A marble copy was sculpted by Edmé Bouchardon at the French Academy in Rome in 1726. Cardinal Barberini desired a plaster cast of it to keep with the antique original. Bouchardon’s Barberini Faun arrived in France in 1732, greatly admired. In 1775 the duc de Chartres bought it for his elaborate garden plan at Parc Monceau. It is now in the Louvre Museum. A copy by sculptor Eugène-Louis Lequesne was given to France in 1846. It is now located in the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA). A gilded copy is included among many other replicas of classical sculptures that adorn the grand cascade that descends from the back of Peter the Great’s summer palace, Peterhof, outside of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 Under ART CLASS
Posted by SGT. COACH on Monday Oct 6, 2014 Under ART CLASS
LIMANAKIA is a wild rocky area located on Leoforos Poseidonos South of Athens. At those three distinct steep coves, gay Greeks and tourists of all ages and body types find escape away from the commercial beaches of Attiki. It is considered one of the most beautiful place to swim and not only…
Antonio takes this opportunity to create a fantasy world. LIMANAKIA is a surrealistic, sexual, romantic, visual collage transporting us back to stories about Greek homoerotic orgies. Male tanned bodies are freely exposed on the white sharp rocks. Standing like ancient sculptures under the heat of the sun, men come together tasting each others salty skin. The camera follows them into the sea capturing their playfulness surrounded by the magic of the Mediterranean waters.
Antonio Da Silva is an award-winning Portuguese filmmaker based in London. His work crosses the borders between cinema, pornography and art while he is not afraid to break taboos and stereotypes.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Sunday Sep 28, 2014 Under ART CLASS
KANGOUROU from Queer Shorts on Vimeo.
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K A N G O U R O U //
par Damien Moreau
en collaboration avec Ouroborix
avec Ryan Patrix
Damien Moreau waits to catch a train in the cold when he spots fellow traveller Ryan Patrix across the platform. While exiting the train Ryan drops his hanky, provoking Damien to act out his voyeuristic perversions. The hanky becomes the conduit for Damien’s imagined desires, as he slips in and out of fantasy induced by the mysterious passenger.
“Pornography is the black sheep of entertainment. We all enjoy keeping tabs on the antics of our odd cousin porn, but no one really wants to be seen hanging out with porn. Intellect and adult entertainer Conner Habib’s recent essay “What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars” begins to explore the complex sentiments of desire and disgust our culture has in regards to pornography and the individuals who star in it.”
“Habib’s essay also challenges the idea that porn stars are victims. He writes that they should instead be regarded as artists who actively and consciously use their bodies to create work that they truly enjoy. I know, what a revolutionary and feminist idea. Enter conceptual queer performer and self proclaimed “ginger fantasy” Damien Moreau. Moreau is an artist and budding porn star who has performed in several BDSM films for kinkmen.com. In Moreau, one finds the perfect example of Habib’s porn star, one who uses sex as his artistic medium of choice.”
“Moreau and I chatted via La Internet about his journey into pornography, sex as art and his newest erotic short Kangourou. In it, Moreau blurs the lines between fantasy and reality manifesting a scene we’ve all played out in our mind’s eye. The short stars Ryan Patrix, Moreau, and one lucky hanky.”
Posted by SGT. COACH on Thursday Sep 4, 2014 Under ART CLASS
RED HOT iS THOMAS KNIGHTS’ FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AND HAS BECOME NOTHING SHORT OF A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. WITH EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON, AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORK TO DATE, THE ONGOING PROJECT THAT AIMS TO ‘REBRAND THE GINGER MALE STEREOTYPE’ HAS RECENTLY BEEN TURNED INTO AN ART BOOK CALLED ‘RED HOT 100’. WITH WORLDWIDE PRESS INCLUDING A FEATURE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE AND COVERAGE ON THE BBC AND THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW IN THE US, THE TOURING EXHIBITION AIMS TO CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF RED-HAIRED MALES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND HAS BROUGHT THOMAS GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR HIS EFFORTS.
RED HOT HAS ALSO RAISED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS FOR ANTI-BULLYING CHARITIES AND RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH THE DIANA AWARDS FOR THE RED HOT 100 ART.
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BEACH 19 by Antonio Da Silva
Without a single word BEACH 19 manages to say through images what happens in Portugal’s most famous gay beach. Just twenty minutes outside Lisbon it is widely known for its gay cruising action. Facing the Atlantic Ocean BEACH 19 is a paradise for nudists. For many gay tourists seeking relaxation this is the ultimate place for sea, sun and sex. The camera captures the scenery and the hook-ups leaving you with a wonderful after taste of a hot, HOT Summer.
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Posted by SGT. COACH on Sunday Jul 27, 2014 Under ART CLASS
Antonio Da Silva’s NUDE DUDESis about my experience during my visit in Tel Aviv. I was hosted by Matan and Menache, two young guys who practice nudism in their own house. While being flatmates they openly expose their sexual interests to each other and their guests. Managing their online dating profiles is a part of their daily routine. I was intrigued by their non-tabooed dynamic. They brought me to the nudists beach where to my delight I saw a similar openness from the crowd.
Away from the open Mediterranean waters, an unforgettable experience was swimming in the Dead Sea with two guys I had met at the festival I was attending at the time. Connection, freedom, sex, elevated senses and feelings, ejaculating life in those dead waters. Its unique composition transported all three of us to another stimulating dimension.
After all, no matter the conflicts in the area I felt connected and open for a better well being like the locals do…
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Brent Ray Fraser penis paints live at the Taboo Sex Show in Vancouver 2014 from Brent Fraser on Vimeo.
THE GAILY GRIND: Award winning performance artist Brent Ray Fraser has become a staple in Vancouver who entertains crowds by painting portraits in the nude, using his penis as a paint brush. Fraser recently unleashed his penis painting skills at the Taboo Sex Show in Vancouver.
Brent Ray Fraser eats nude on E. Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC from Brent Fraser on Vimeo.
He also recently did a performance piece in Vancouver (above). On his website you can buy his penis paintings, anus hairs, sweaty jocks and explicit videos (previews after the jump).