Saturday, December 17, 2016

Paul Cadmus

Interesting that Cadmus, a famous painter of suggestively erotic men was born on the first day of Saturnalia.

 December 17, 1904. Paul Cadmus (December 17, 1904 ? December 12, 1999) was an American artist. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of nude male figures. His works combined elements of eroticism and social critique to produce a style often called magic realism. He painted with egg tempera. In this image: The Fleet's In! (1934), by Paul Cadmus. Oil on canvas. The painting is on public display at the Navy Art Gallery, Washington Navy Yard.

Active since the 1930s as a renderer of pretty boys and ugly ploys, Cadmus has spent many remarkable decades honing a singularly complex style of idealized sexuality...."

1 comment:

Karen Graham said...

Oh, I really like Cadmus's paintings. I think his males are superb, actually. I remember seeing a reproduction of the Fleet's in, but I don't believe I have ever seen some of the other works I looked at. He was very detailed, wasn't he.