Fat Men in Art

The fat masculine figure in painting, drawing, sculpture, and illustration.


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joewhyteillustration:

I drew this one the other night at life drawing, ball point pen with a little bit of greylead pencil for the shadows. There’s something really satisfying about doing such a disciplined acedemic style drawing with a cheap ball point pen. i absolutely love the little splotches and imperfections it leaves.

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centuriespast:

Silenus, a Satyr, and a Goat
Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, 1520 - 1582. After Giulio Romano, Italian, 1492/99 - 1546.
Made in Italy, c. 1540
Engraving
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Silenus, a Satyr, and a Goat

Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, 1520 - 1582. After Giulio Romano, Italian, 1492/99 - 1546.

Made in Italy, c. 1540

Engraving

Philadelphia Museum of Art

ancientpeoples:

Wall Relief
710BC-705BC
Neo-Assyrian
Stone wall-panel depicting a eunuch in relief: this head, which is over lifesize, belonged to a figure of a eunuch, one of the attendants of the Assyrian king. He wears an earring of a classic Assyrian type, and his curled hair-style is intermediate between that of previous reigns and the shorter squared cut which became fashionable in the seventh century. A pattern of rosettes is embroidered on the neck of his robe.
(Source: The British Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Wall Relief

710BC-705BC

Neo-Assyrian

Stone wall-panel depicting a eunuch in relief: this head, which is over lifesize, belonged to a figure of a eunuch, one of the attendants of the Assyrian king. He wears an earring of a classic Assyrian type, and his curled hair-style is intermediate between that of previous reigns and the shorter squared cut which became fashionable in the seventh century. A pattern of rosettes is embroidered on the neck of his robe.

(Source: The British Museum)

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sadighgallery:

Terracotta statuette of an actorAttic Greek,  Late 5th – Early 4th Century BC
Fourteen of these figures are said to have been found together in a burial in Attica. They are among the earliest known statuettes of actors and are superbly executed and preserved. Originally they were brightly painted. They document the beginning of standardized characters and masks, indicating the popularity not of a specific figure but of types—the old man, the slave, the courtesan, etc.—that appeared repeatedly in different plays. By the mid-fourth century B.C., Attic examples or local copies were known throughout the Greek world, from Southern Russia to Spain.

sadighgallery:

Terracotta statuette of an actor
Attic Greek,  Late 5th – Early 4th Century BC

Fourteen of these figures are said to have been found together in a burial in Attica. They are among the earliest known statuettes of actors and are superbly executed and preserved. Originally they were brightly painted. They document the beginning of standardized characters and masks, indicating the popularity not of a specific figure but of types—the old man, the slave, the courtesan, etc.—that appeared repeatedly in different plays. By the mid-fourth century B.C., Attic examples or local copies were known throughout the Greek world, from Southern Russia to Spain.

(Source: metmuseum.org)

boardudes:

I drew that boy from yesterday cos I think capturing fragility in male expression is important xxx

boardudes:

I drew that boy from yesterday cos I think capturing fragility in male expression is important xxx

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Sven Oliver (3)

Sven Oliver (3)

centuriespast:

Tile: Arion Playing the Lyre

Artist/maker unknown, Dutch

Geography:
Made in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Date:
c. 1610
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Tile: Arion Playing the Lyre

Artist/maker unknown, Dutch

Geography:

Made in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Date:

c. 1610

Medium:

Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration

Philadelphia Museum of Art

medievalpoc:

Maître de Luçon: Terence, collection of comedies known under the name of Térence des ducs

fol. 51 sup v : The Eunuch (Eunouchus) (act 2, scene 1): Phaedria asks Parmeno to send Dorus the Eunuch and an Ethiopian maidservant to Thais.

France (1412)

Illuminated Manuscript, 337 x 240 mm.

Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal.

This is a Medieval document of a Greek play from a cycle of comedies. This part is called The Eunuch. I don’t read Latin, and if you don’t either, here’s an English translation of the whole thing.

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brianjarrell:

Again, drawing other artists while they work during life drawing… one of my favorites things.

brianjarrell:

Again, drawing other artists while they work during life drawing… one of my favorites things.