New Exhibit Celebrates Homoerotic Male Nudes

By: Brandon Voss

The male physique is well hung at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Sorry, we couldn't resist.

Opening today, the Masculin/Masculin exhibition showcases 200 works celebrating the nude male form. The painting, sculpture, and photography dates back as far as 1800, because these boys were built to last.

If this new exhibit sounds familiar, yes, it was inspired by last year's controversial Nude Men exhibit at Vienna's Leopold Museum, but only 20 of the same works are on display in Masculin/Masculin. And if such a thing is even possible, this one might be a little gayer.

"One of our themes is the homoerotic, which is a thread throughout the exhibition," says Musee d'Orsay president Guy Cogeval.

Watch the exhibit come to life in the promo video below and preview 10 displayed works on the following pages.

Tags: ART, France, Nudity