The Toilet of Mars
The old renaissance plot in a new vision.
October 31, 2016
Previously depicting nude (women) was a privilege of male-painters. The time has changed, and in my work I observe male nudity. The plots are mostly taken from classic oil painters, who depicted Venus as a symbol of beauty and sexuality. My works refer to her but they are about Mars as a symbol of contemporary male beauty and sexuality.
This work, for example, refers to a famous painting The Toilet of Venus but here you can see a contemporary Mars, who is sitting in a pose of a well-known sculpture — Rodin’s Thinker. The painting is available for sale here.
Size: 60 H x 50 W x 1 cm // Oil. coated canvas on cardboard