Pierre & Gilles, Vive la France, 2006 © Privatsammlung, Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont

  • Ilse Haider, Mr. Big, Installation im Innenhof des MuseumsQuartiers, 2012 © Courtesy Galerie Steinek, Wien
  • Andy Warhol, Querelle, um 1982 © Privatsammlung/ VBK, Wien 2012
  • François-Léon Benouville, Achills Zorn, 1847 © Musée Fabre de Montpellier
  • Richard Gerstl, Selbstakt mit Palette, 1908 © Leopold Museum, Wien, Inv. 651
  • Paul Cézanne, Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait), 1910 © Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
  • Bruce Nauman, Untitled (Five Marching Men), 1985 © Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / VBK Wien 2012
  • Elmgreen & Dragset, Shepherd Boy (Tank Top), 2009 © Courtesy Galleri Nocolai Wallner / VBK Wien 2012
  • Wilhelm von Gloeden, © Private Collection
  • Katarzyna Kozyra, Men's bathhouse, 1999 © Courtesy of the artist and Zachęta National Gallery of Art
  • Gilbert & George, Spit Law, 1997 © Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris • Salzburg
  • Jean Cocteau, Illustration for Jean Genet’s Querelle de Brest, 1947 © Private collection © VBK, Wien 2012
  • Egon Schiele, »Prediger« (Selbstakt mit blaugrünem Hemd), 1913 © Leopold Museum, Wien, Inv. 2365
  • Thomas Ruff, »nudes vg 02«, Ed. 3/5, 2000 © Private  collection Cofalka, Austria/with the kind support of agpro - austrian gay professionals © VBK, Wien 2012
  • Urs Lüthi, Selfportrait from the Serie der großen Gefühle (Series of Grand Emotions), 1987 © Urs Lüthi
  • Louise Bourgeois, Fillette (Sweeter Version), 1968, cast 1999 © Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland © VBK, Wien 2012

nude men

from 1800 to the present day

19 October 2012 – 04 March 2013

Previous exhibitions on the theme of nudity have mostly been limited to female nudes. With the presentation “naked men” in the autumn of 2012 the Leopold Museum will be showing a long overdue exhibition on the diverse and changing depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present.

Thanks to loans from all over Europe, the exhibition “naked men” will offer an unprecedented overview of the depiction of male nudes. Starting with the period of Enlightenment in the 18th century, the presentation will focus mainly on the time around 1800, on tendencies of Salon Art, as well as on art around 1900 and after 1945. At the same time, the exhibition will also feature important reference works from ancient Egypt, examples of Greek vase painting and works from the Renaissance. Spanning two centuries, the presentation will show different artistic approaches to the subject, competing ideas of the ideal male model as well as changes in the concept of beauty, body image and values.

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