By Artspace Editors. Historically made to embody strength, power, and virility, the male nude can also evoke beauty, vulnerability, and sexual intrigue. As we discussed with the photography critic Philip Gefter , these images of the body have the potential to challenge taboos around male eroticism and identity , paving the way for future explorations of what it means to be male. This list, excerpted from Phaidon 's new book Body of Art , includes examples from monumental 17th century chalk drawings and Enlightenment-era scientific models to contemporary hyperrealistic sculptures—all proudly owning their nakedness. The kouros "youth"; pl. The inspiration is Egyptian: these early kouroi employ the Egyptian grid of proportions and the canonical frontal pose, with arms at sides and left leg advanced. Indeed, this early kouros is the only extant example that perfectly matches the Egyptian canon of human proportions as described by the Greek historian Diodoros in the first century BC. The Greek works differ from Egyptian figures, however, in being nude and carved in the round. Moreover, the decorative traditions of the preceding Geometric period 10th—8th centuries BC can be seen in the patterns used to represent the essential elements of the human form: here, the curves of the pectorals are repeated in the kneecaps and eyebrows, and the angles of the ribcage are reflected in the elbows and groin. Stylization of hair and facial features extends to the fat cheeks, wide eyes, arched eyebrows and spiral ears.
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Full-frontal male nudity is perhaps the biggest taboo in Hollywood, but that hasn't stopped some pretty famous actors from dropping trou and showing off what they're packing. Yes, these men are dedicated to the craft, and they hold nothing back. Here are some of the most famous and infamous male nude scenes in film history. In this biopic of the famed sexologist Alfred Charles Kinsey, Sarsgaard plays his assistant and co-author who easily seduces him by strutting around in the buff. Amazon iTunes. In this biopic of Michael Peterson, a petty criminal who rebranded as a boxer named Charles Bronson, Hardy stripped down—it wasn't just his knuckles that were bare. The title of this film is a little ambigious, but we like to assume it's a reference to every time Fiennes jumps into a pool buck naked. It may be entirely unsexy to watch Mortensen's Russian mobster get the shit kicked out of him in a Turkish bathhouse, but it's also something to see. Nude male wrestling was never so prestigious than this Oscar-winning adaptation of D.
Warning: This post contains full-frontal male nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments. Sure, depicting a naked body can lead to objectification and sexualization as women can surely attest. But a powerful nude representation also has the power to be empowering, liberating, and, of course, beautiful. In , photographer Abigail Ekue embarked on a mission to photograph the unclothed male body in a truthful, expressive and direct manner, a style Ekue saw was lacking in the larger cultural lexicon. Her project is open to all men over 21, including trans men, regardless of race, body type, tattoos, piercings, or whatever else.