Another Flandrin pose

(On art and sexuality, rather than language.)

I start with Jeune Homme Assis au Bord de la Mer (Young Man Sitting by the Seashore) by Jean Hippolyte Flandrin (1836), which has become something of an icon of homoerotic art (though that was probably not Flandrin’s intention):

Discussion on John Coulthart’s blog, here, and my X blog, here (the posting is on my X blog because two images there are “anatomically explicit”).

Now a reader of my X blog has offered another sculpture depicting the Flandrin pose (in addition to the two shown by Coulthart — one by Pierre Yves Trémois and one by an unknown artist):

The work is in the Michael Scott collection of gems at the Bowers Museum (in Santa Ana CA). Günter Petry has a gallery in Hettenrodt, near to Idar-Oberstein (“known as the capital of Germany’s gemstone industry”, according to the Wikipedia entry); both are in the Birkenfeld district of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

4 Responses to “Another Flandrin pose”

  1. Patti Smith Flandrin « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] On Facebook, Rebecca Brown pointed out a Mapplethorpe photograph (from 1976) of Patti Smith in (something close to) the Flandrin pose: […]

  2. arnold zwicky Says:

    Now (8/3/11), Arne Adolfsen tells me that there are cross-stitch patterns for the Flandrin painting, here.

  3. The news for penises « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] Phallic art. And then recently I got a pointer to John Coulthart’s blog (earlier discussion here), with a posting on pieces by artist Jos Karis, working under the name Josephtailor, in particular […]

  4. Prairie Flandrins « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] continuing story of the Flandrin pose (on AZBlogX, here, and on this blog, here), now from Cowboy Fantasy: A Picture Book (“Color and black & white semi-nude and nude […]

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