Friday, April 18, 2014

Le livre ultime sur von Gloeden ? The ultimate von Gloeden book ?

Sommes-nous sûrs de connaître l'art photographique de von Gloeden ?

Est-ce qu'il y a des photographies de Wilhelm von Gloeden rares, inédites, jamais vues ?

Ce nouveau livre édité par Nicole Canet, accompagnant son exposition, offre 220 reproductions de photographies rares, introuvables, uniques...

Nus et portraits, scènes de genre, l'Arcadie imaginaire du maître de la photographie homoérotique au seuil du XXe siècle...


Are we sure to know the whole extent of von Gloeden's photographic art ?

Are there rare, unpublished, unseen von Gloeden's photographs ?

This new book, just published by Nicole Canet, as a catalogue of the current exhibition in her gallery, offers 220 reproductions of rare, unique, vintage photographs...

Nudes and portraits, scenes de genre, such is the dreamt Arcadia of the master of homoerotic photography at the threshold of the XXth c....



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beautés Siciliennes: Exposition / Exhibition in Paris




Du 16 avril au 28 juin 2014 :

Exposition-vente
von GLOEDEN, von PLÜSCHOW, Vincenzo GALDI
Beautés siciliennes
 
Galerie au Bonheur du Jour
Nicole Canet
11 rue Chabanais
75002 PARIS
FRANCE

Catalogue de l'exposition :

Photographies 1880-1915 - Portraits, Scènes de genre, Nus
Édition limitée à 950 exemplaires numérotés à la main
248 pages, RELIÉ, 220 nouvelles photos
Certaines images très rares.
Biographie de chacun des trois auteurs
ISBN 978-2-9532351-7-3

65 euros

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Musée imaginaire (3)

Roma, Accademia di S. Luca. Putto (Raffaele)
 
Roma, Angelo del Monumento degli Stuardi, San Pietro
Edit. Brunner & C Como e Zurich, Stab. eliografico

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Musée imaginaire (2)

Second post of this Musée imaginaire series (Imaginary Museum)
As explained before, I bought a private collection of postcards related to young male beauty, as displayed in European Museums, in European painting as well as in antique sculpture.

This collection mirrors a gaze and a taste, artistic, sensual, uranian at the same time...

I hope you will enjoy these pics...

They tell the same stories, although through different means, as von Gloeden's photographs...

 
Roma, Pinacoteca Capitolina, Martirio di S. Sebastiano (Guido Reni)

Musée du Louvre - Amour bandant (l'arc, bien sûr)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Musée imaginaire (1)


A few years ago, I had the opportunity to buy a lot of vintage postcards from a dealer on Ebay. These postcards shared a common feature: the depiction of young male beauty, in sculpture and painting, mostly in Western tradition, with a strong emphasis on Classical Antiquity.

It was an exquisitely chosen collection, with a great artistic taste, with an obvious sensitivity to the beauty of the young male body...

Who was this collector ? I don't know...

But this collection mirrors his personality, his tastes, his dreams, and perhaps his desires too...

In order to provide "Rêves Siciliens" with a new start, and just to say "thank you" to the small international follow up of my blog, I am planning to scan and to post this collection...

Perhaps to the set of original vintage postcards I bought, a few modern pics will be added...

They will mirror my own personality, tastes, dreams, and perhaps my desires too... Who knows...

But the core of this collection is the gaze an unknown man (or a woman ? why not) had on young male beauty...

I love the vintage patina of the postcards I will share with you...

These postcards were bought for personal collection, not for correspondance... No stamps, no adresses, no handwritten texts on the reverse side...

I am happy to share them with you... If you repost them, please, link to my blog...

Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson
(1767-1824)
Le sommeil d'Endymion
Paris Musée du Louvre
(Editions des Musées nationaux, Paris, 1974)



Psiche riceve d'Amore il primo bacio - Gérard, Louvre, Parigi
Eliocromia Zacchetti e C. - Piazza Risorgimento 4 - Milano IV (no date)



Sunday, November 24, 2013

A new start for Rêves Siciliens ?


80 followers... 
And some nice comments...
And always visitors from all around the world...

Perhaps I should resume my postings ?

Still so many dreams, pictures and stories to share about Taormina and the enchanted world of Wilhelm von Gloeden...

Monday, July 30, 2012

My dear Wilhelm...


"My dear Wilhelm,

Sorry for this so long pause in my posts, in my blog Rêves Siciliens... I spent the last two months in Taormina, I visited the Protestant cemetery and I put a few roses on your grave...

I have seen the end of the Sicilian spring, the beginning of the Sicilian summer, I have smelt the perfumes of so many flowers, I have seen the light and the colors, I felt the warmth and the cool evenings...


I spent hours dreaming at the scenic landscape where Mount Aetna caresses a blue sea..


And never I was tired looking at Taormina, at its walls and roofs, on the cliffs, against the mountain...


I feel I shared your gaze and your vision, I breathed the same air you did, a century ago, I had the same feeling to be in a land loved by the ancient gods of Greece and Rome, a land where beauty is everywhere, in the sky and in the sea, in the flowers and in the blossoming boys....


I spent to much time, dreaming about the landscape, dreaming about you, dreaming about your gorgeous models I love so much...


Dear Wilhelm, I am still on the terrace of my hotel, I am sipping tea... I hope you will join me... Please, tell Pasqualino, Il Moro, Luigi, Pietro, Domenico, the Faun and so many others of your models to join me...

They will be most welcome... It is impossible to stay in Taormina without inviting all the beautiful and young forever ghosts haunting this place...

Please join me...

Yours as always...

Butterfly"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Vintage prints


Blogs, books, .jpg files and modern reprints are fine....


But nothing replaces a vintage photographic print of von Gloeden, of von Plüschow, of Vincenzo Galdi, the sensual inventor of gay pornographic photographic art


There is this unique sepia color, and also the stamp of the photographer on the back, and sometimes the handwritten number of the photograph...


There is also the fact that a vintage photographic print is a unique artifact, whose tones and contrast are different from any other print...


And each vintage photograph has its own secrete story to tell you: who was its first buyer, through which private collections was it transmitted ?


There is a place in Paris, where a unique Art Gallery traces out and collects the most beautiful, the most sensual vintage prints of von Gloeden's photographs...


The Art Gallery "Au bonheur du jour", and Nicole Canet, its main creative force, are devoted to saving these vintage photographs as well as many other curiosa, paintings, drawings and erotica, mirroring the many ways to love and to be loved, in our human condition....


There is currently a unique exhibition of almost 60 vintage photographic prints of the masters of Italian nude male photography... All these vintage prints are for sale...


You should definitely visit Nicole Canet's Gallery
11 rue Chabanais, 75002 Paris

and you could visit too here...