Read the latest news and reviews in The Advocate’s gay art section. Enjoy exclusive previews of gay art openings, galleries, and shows that include exciting work from established and emerging LGBT artists. Portraits, photographs, pastels, oils, sculptures, statues, landscapes, and more are featured in the art section, which shows the latest creative contributions of the gay community. From nudes, to sketches, to photojournalism, The Advocate brings readers a virtual exhibition of surrealist, modernist, realist, and classical art that appeals to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and beyond.

Influenced by native Venezuelan lore, Renaissance masters, and Italian Fascists, Vallenilla's artwork glorifies the male body.

April 19 2014 4:00 AM

The venerable French artists Pierre et Gilles are unveiling a series of previously unseen works on the theme of the hero at Galerie Daniel Templon.

April 18 2014 2:05 PM

Artist Doug Blanchard's haunting contemporary paintings of the Passion of Christ are an emotional reminder of the courage it takes to resist the powers that be.

April 18 2014 5:30 AM

Tolomelli's luscious stained-glass works stir the passions of the spirit as well as those of the flesh.

April 16 2014 4:00 AM

Contemporary with J.C. Leyendecker, and Charles Dana Gibson, and heir to the licentious line art of Aubrey Beardsley, Cushing was a mainstream illustrator with a decidedly gay pen stroke.

April 12 2014 4:00 AM

Joe Schmelzer's personal works find beauty in the everyday moment.

April 11 2014 6:30 AM

The artist and photographer's work ranged from the erotic to the unsettling. He was a mentor of Mapplethorpe and a long-time contributor to Drummer magazine.

April 09 2014 10:25 AM

Before he was the uncontested master of erotic gay photography, Colt Studios founder Jim French got his foundation as an advertising artist in the heyday of Madison Avenue.

April 09 2014 4:00 AM

Adam Moco's Tryst Pic Project puts a twist in hooking up.

April 07 2014 6:00 AM

Male figurative art comes alive when freed from the studio and galloping down the beach.

April 05 2014 4:00 AM