vendredi 27 novembre 2015

Ephebe training in a gymnasium: Iconic pic

I feel words are useless... No need for a caption... And this pic is a poem, a music...
So, silence should be the answer...
Enjoy !

Qui es-tu ?

"Qui es-tu, bel adolescent aux yeux bleus, aux cheveux blonds,
Qui es-tu, toi dont le visage m'illumine en ce soir d'automne ?

Où vas-tu, tendre garçon aux lèvres si roses, où vas-tu
Sinon croiser un autre regard, respirer d'autres lèvres ?"

Eraste de Saint-Amant, Poèmes garçonniers, 2015.

A winged Eros in Paris

Love and beauty, dreams and feelings, grace and poetry, music and friendship, mind and soul will rule for ever...

The Tour Eiffel in Paris is just a huge phallic symbol: youth and pleasure, sex and fun, metalic hard on of a whole nation...

We know you hate us...

But you will never destroy us !


Pure beauty...

I guess you are a model in the male fashion industry... I don't know if you are modelling for Calvin Klein or Armani or anyone else... But you belong to this tribe of young twink or late teen boys who became just icons of beauty, icons of gay desire and sensitivity...

I don't know your name... I don't know where you are from... I don't know the background of this pic, who is the photographer, where it was published...

But I am just so moved by your beauty... I feel such a confused, complex feeling... Aesthetic appreciation and desire, dream and analytical reason, eyes and thought play their part in what I feel...

I am aware that loving your beauty, loving this portrait, loving you may be considered as pure obscenity by the guardians of morality and political correctness... For them, hardcore gay porn would be easier to understand and to deal with: gay men are perverts, that's it.. But such a candid portrait is far more controversial and subversive, as soon as it is not admired by girls and women, but by other boys and men...

Yes, you are desirable and you make me dream... You are just pure beauty, an ideal beauty, an essence of boyishness and youth that strikes me as a thunderstorm...


Words are meaningless, useless, to express what I feel looking at your face, at your gaze...

I know I am not alone with such a feeling... Plato and Michelangelo, Wilhelm von Gloeden and Thomas Mann, Theocritus and Visconti, and so many other lovers of beauty...

You are not only a real guy, somewhere in the world of of fashion industry... You are also an intemporal icon... You are a concept, an essence...

Thanks to you, to your portrait, Eros will wander for ever in Arcadia...

jeudi 26 novembre 2015

Rêve d'O


Via lactea...

There is no desire when nothing is hidden...

Intemporal beauty... Iconic pic...


Digital Narcissus


 For archaeologists and cultural anthropologists of the future, selfies will be a very precious evidence... First, they will document the codes of self-(re-)presentation of teen boys and girls who chose to share these pics among their friends and relatives: how did they stage their own body, what kind of face expressions were the most common (eyes, lips etc), how much of their intimacy (and nudity) were they ready to show ?

 Then, self-pics will be a unique primary source about architecture and ornementation of private homes and flats... They will introduce archaeologists into a material universe, with all its social and cultural overtones...

 Last, but not least... Selfies will provide important clues about the evolution of smartphones, about the favorite brands of smartphones among various age categories... This cultural history of selfies will rely on a technical history of the cams: economy, technology and marketing trends will be at the core of such researches...

Hello everybody !


Asian Beauty (Ian's contribution)




Asian Beauty (Ian's contribution)





Sorry for the long interruption of Eros in Arcadia...


I am back...