Friday, June 25, 2021

1900-ish, Part 2 - John Singer Sargent's Nude Italian Art

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was an American artist who spent most of his life in Europe doing portraits of the rich, famous, and infamous.  A gay man prone to occasional flings with "interesting" women, his life would easily fill today's tabloids, and our Friday art feature is all his.  This photograph shows a bit of the reticence that he could quickly abandon when it suited him.



  1. Great piece on Sargent! Though I've seen what I thought were most of his male nudes I've never seen any of the ones you displayed today. I actually didn't realize he himself was gay. Duh???? He's very good-looking himself isn't he!

    1. Yes, I also find him to be quite attractive. He had a thing for Italian men, hence his pairing with the Italian nude photos for the double feature. Glad you enjoyed the set!