On 24 January 2008. was the opening of a brand new art display at “Palazzo della Ragione” in Milan.
The exhibition, literally “unveieled” to the public about one week ago, is titled “Von Gloeden. Nudi, paesaggi e scene in genere” (Von Gloeden. Naked portraits, landscapes and general scenes) and will be open to the public until March 24th.
For the few people who still don’t know this eclectic German photographer, Wilhelm von Gloeden (one of the biggest gay icons in the world) and for the pleasure of his followers 130 images will be displayed despite the strong opposition. In those photos, where erotism meets neoclassical style and classic greek culture, Von Gloeden immortalizes young boys as well as beautiful sicilian landscapes.
Von Gloeden has always been considered an inconvenient personality and his works were so modern and foretelling he got arrested several times for detaining pornographic material.
This exhibition does not only show his previously censored naked guys photos but also striking panoramas, portraits of common people and frames of everyday life, celebrating Von Gloeden not ony as a gay icon but, most of all, as a creative and talented photographer.
The first exhibition dedicated to Von Gloeden in Italy was held in Spoleto in 1978 and was described as scandalous by some critics.Book Mark it-> del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList Tags: Art, gay, Milan, naked, palazzo della ragione, photography, von gloeden