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The Art of Romance

The Art of Romance


A collection of romantic expressions from our art and photography portfolios last year.

Even within our LGBT niche, we have a wide variety of ways to express our love connection to each other. From a grazing of knuckles while out on an afternoon walk to something a little darker that requires sophisticated equipment, our artists depict a spectrum of same-sex attractions.

Ik08_0 Tattoo love

From: The Dark, Hairy, Raunchy World of inkedKenny
The men in inkedKenny's upcoming book of photography have a salty, experienced patina of sweat, sex, and something that looks like it smells great.

Indialesbianweddingx633_0 A wedding in India

From: All Love Is Equal
In time for Valentine's Day, Braden Summers shares his latest deliriously romantic images, taken around the world.

Vellekoop10_0 A community dance.

From: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop
As part of Manchester Pride Fringe, illustrations, underground comics, and contemporary erotica by Maurice Vellekoop will be shown in his first European solo exhibition.

Fromthebiblicalseriesdavidjonathan_0 From the Biblical series (David & Jonathan)
From: Artist Spotlight: Adi Nes
Adi Nes's staged, themed images are like the grand salon paintings of the 19th century; they appeal to all the senses and inspire contemplation.

Sean-clark-and-erik-whitneyx633_0 Sean Clark and Erik Whitney

From: Alaska Is for Lovers
Mitch Kitter and Shalem Mathew have tapped into the power of beautiful images with their series of couples portraits in Alaska. Help them hit the other 49 states.


Sylvan fantasy

From: Artist Spotlight: Percy Katt
Selfies are for amateurs. Percy Katt rides the crest of a wave of fantastic self-portraitists who deal in pop culture, gender play, and deep-fried glamour.

Diaghilev-and-nijinskyx633_0Sergei Diaghilev and Vaslav Nijinsky
Les Ballets Russes dance company of Paris was unparalleled in its capacity to host so many of the outstanding talented artists who defined the 20th century. The company founded by the visionary Sergei Diaghilev in 1909 hosted artists like Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Fokine, and Coco Chanel.

From: A Russian Valentine
Damian Siqueiros's "To Russia with Love" crowdfunding project portrays iconic queer figures from Russia's history, tracing a line from 19th century to the present.

Gasmasklovers_x633_0Gas Mask Lovers

From: Artist Spotlight: Boots Bryant
Just a little harmless Halloween fun with knives, dogs' heads, clown masks, and a diaper or two.

Vatican_orquin_lastx633_0 From: The Photos the Vatican Didn't Want Italy to See

Gonzalo Orquin's gallery photographs of same-sex couples caused a small crisis in the Vatican.

Stokes_motorcyclex633_0 Hog love

From: Bare Strength: Classic and Surprising
Michael Stokes's project Bare Strength funded in less than 48 hours. When you see the photographs you will know why.

Togetherx633_0Together, 2007, oil on canvas, 115 cm x 180 cm

From: Artist Spotlight: Taner Ceylan
Ceylan's technical proficiency is so dazzling that you might miss the outspoken content of his work.

Loveislove_courtneyandmiawichitakan_0 Courtney and Mia, Wichita, Kan.

From: Love Is Love Continues Capturing Happy Couples
Seeing images of loving LGBT couples continues to move the needle of acceptance forward. Mitch Kitter and Shalem Mathew are normalizing same-sex love.

Toytrainsx633_0 From: The Art of Kink
Mascular magazine celebrates the end of winter with a not-necessarily-safe-for-work theme issue: Fetish.

The-kissx633_0 The Kiss

From: Diego Tolomelli and the Stain of Original Sin
Tolomelli's luscious stained-glass works stir the passions of the spirit as well as those of the flesh.

Huctwith16_0Nightshade, Oil on Panel, 12" dia., 2004

From: Artist Spotlight: James Huctwith
Moody, masculine, and mysterious, Huctwith's canvases create testosterone-laced tableaux with virtuoso authority.

Battista-cipriani_rearxsmall_0 Giovanni Battista Cipriani, L'education d'Achille

From: Legendary Lovers: Chiron and Achilles
February makes us think of love and its many forms, so here we offer a valentine to the mentorship romance of Chiron and Achilles.

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