Saturday, December 23, 2017

Morning Coffee





Images: Subjects and photographers unknown.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Antinous Unearthed


See also the previous posts:
Antinous
The Death of Antinoüs
Ganymede and Zeus

Recommended Reading:
Beloved and God: The Story of Hadrian and Antinous by Royston Lambert.
Eromenos by Melanie McDonald.
Antinous: A Romance of Ancient Rome by George Taylor.

Image: Photographer unknown.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Art of Douglas Simonson


According to the website, Adonis Art, Douglas Simonson is an artist who was based for much of his life in Hawaii. His work is well-known worldwide and collected internationally.

When he was working in Hawaii, he was "at the heart of the surfing culture of the islands, and [both photographed and painted] the young men there at the peak of their physical condition."

On his website it's noted that, "After 35 years of painting professionally, Simonson is operating at the peak of his powers – so far. The latest work coming out of his ArtVallarta studio [in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico] is clear evidence that he’s still growing, still exploring, and still producing powerful, and powerfully beautiful, art."

To learn more about Douglas Simonson and to view an extensive collection of his artwork and/or purchase prints, visit his official website, here.


Above: "Mauri Monday" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Making Nohea Laugh" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Chinese Bodybuilder" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Costa Verde" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "On the Old Beach Road" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Boys in the Sand" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Tudo Molhado" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Kainoa and Flowers" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Pink Towel No.2" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Longboarder" by Douglas Simonson.


Above: "Day Off" by Douglas Simonson.


Opening image: "Dwayne IV" by Douglas Simonson.

Related Off-site Links:
Douglas Simonson's Official Website
Douglas Simonson at FineArtAmerica.com

See also: The Art of Guglielmo Plüschow | Vilela Valentin | Dante Cirquero | Nebojsa Zdravkovic | Brenden Sanborn | Wilhelm von Gloeden | Richard Haines | John MacConnell | Leo Rydell Jost | Jim Ferringer | Juliusz Lewandowski | Felix d'Eon | Herbert List | Joe Ziolkowski

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Native to the Scottish Highlands


Notes the website of the Scottish Wildlife Trust:

Mountain Hares live in Scotland and the North. They graze on vegetation and nibble bark from young trees and bushes. Hares shelter in a 'form', which is simply a shallow depression in the ground or heather, but when disturbed, can be seen bounding across the moors using their powerful hind legs to propel them forwards, often in a zigzag pattern. Mountain Hares live in upland areas and are most common on heathland; they are at their most visible in spring, when the snow has melted but the Hares are still white.

Mountain Hares are grey-brown with a blue tinge in summer and turn white during the winter – only their ear tips stay black. The Irish Hare may remain brown even in winter and its coat has a reddish tinge. Mountain Hares are larger than Rabbits, but smaller than Brown Hares and have shorter ears.

Unlike the Brown Hare, which is thought to have been introduced by the Celts during the Iron Age, the Mountain Hare is native to Britain. However, it is only native to the Scottish Highlands and was translocated elsewhere.


See also the previous posts:
The Ghostly Mountain Hare
Mountain and Moorland

Image: Photographer unknown.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jerome









See also the previous posts: Solomon | Colin | Luis | Nyle | Philip | Charlie | Sukdeep | Rafael | Mon Bel Ami

Images: Source.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Enigmatic and Impossible


Writes Faena Aleph:

The notion of the impossible object, in practice, is relatively remote. As well as some elementary examples (such as drawings that are made of three dimension objects on a flat surface; for example a cube), one that stands out especially is the Three Hare motif, an emblem that beyond its symbolic and esoteric implications, is also, and probably not coincidentally, an optical illusion: there are only three ears for three animals that, on their sides and forming a circle seem to have each their pair of ears, but while the eye observes each animal in relation to the others, we can appreciate they all have at the same one and two ears, which they share but also belong to each. Following this format, the Three Hares where especially popular among Medieval Christians, especially in western England (there the motif is present in many churches) and some regions in France and Germany.


See also the previous posts:
Ancient and Enigmatic
Three Hare Tor
Sacred

Image: Source.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Body's "Holy Hole"


In The Orifice as Sacrificial Site (2002), James Aho asks, "What exactly is it about the anus that induces a feeling of unease, dis-ease?"

He readily concedes that part of the issue is the anus's association with feces and thus its long history of being declared limmode [unclean]. Yet the anus is also one of the body's most erogenous zones, a "holy place of romp and renewal," in the words of poet James Broughton.


"The anus is the transforming and recycling volcano that fertilizes new growth," declares Broughton in his contribution to the 1995 anthology Gay Spirit.

Perhaps James Aho had something similar in mind when he wrote that "the anus occupies an ambiguous, transitional status"; it is one of those "other places in the geography of the lived body, passages and districts of otherness, holy holes . . . sites of numinosity and sacredness."


See also the previous posts:
The Body: A Holy Place of Romp and Renewal
Body and Soul
Morning Light – November 26, 2016
Out on a Limb
Beauty

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hare Ring


Image: Late 19th century gold and enamel ring with gemstones (turquoise) and figural motif (hare) from the Germanic National Museum. Photographer unknown.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Morning Light


Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Trémulo

Trémulo is a 2015 short film by Mexican director Roberto Fiesco.

A tender coming-of-age story, Trémulo features Benny Emmanuel as Carlos, a young man who sweeps, mops, and cleans in an old-time barbershop. Among the customers on the day before Independence Day is Julio (Axel Arenas). As soon as their eyes meet, there is an unspoken connection. Later, when the barbershop closes and Carlos is left alone to clean-up, Julio returns. The two young men spend the night together – eating, chatting, joking, dancing . . . and, in time, sharing a tender kiss.



To view Trémulo, click here.



Related Off-site Link: The Making of Tremulo – Queer Cinema via YouTube (September 17, 2015).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bel Homme


Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

In Autumn Fields


Image: "Dancing Hare" by Ian MacCulloch.

See also the previous posts:
Autumn Hare (2017)
Autumn Hare (2016)
Autumn Hare (2013)
Song in Autumn
Autumn Beauty

Saturday, October 28, 2017