The female nude form dominates the history of art and decorative illustration, and apparently the posts of this blog. But there are some seemingly rare examples of using the decorative male nude form, such as this suite of drawings by Beatrice Stevens, from the 1920s—much in the spirit of Franklin Booth.
The drawing suite is entitled Four Oaks, with subtitles referring to the four movements of classical musical compositions—allegro, andante, scherzo, and allegro con brio.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.