Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thomas Eakins: A Confession

The following is excerpted from the private diary of Thomas Eakins, a 19th-Century American artist who painted pictures of naked men:

Why is it that a “normal,” heterosexual man will openly admire the physique of a race horse, but generally wouldn’t be caught dead admiring a well-built, good-looking guy?

People ask me: Are you sexually aroused by the naked male models you paint? My answer? No, I am sexually aroused by race horses.

2 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

I made this up. This is Freedman humor.

Gary Freedman said...

Horses and eroticism is the subject of the Peter Shaffer play Equus:





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equus_%28play%29