Friday, October 25, 2019

Eugene Jansson Day, Part 1 - Photographs

Eugene Jansson (1862-1915) was a gay Swedish painter who was influenced by the impressionists, but had his own distinct style.  Known for his Stockholm city scenes in his early career, he almost exclusively painted male nudes after 1900.  He took up swimming for his health, and frequented the Swedish Navy's Floating Bathhouse where he met many of his models and perhaps his lover, Knut Nylan.  Today is Jansson day, and we begin with some photos, mostly swimming scenes.

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