There’s been a lot of chatter in the art world this week over a painting of a dude’s glutes. The MFA Boston is hoping to deaccesion 8 paintings by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, and Gauguin to gain one by Gustave Caillebotte. Tyler Green wrote a superb piece about the controversy. So today I’ve decided to begin an album called Great Guy Glutes in Art History to which I’ll periodically add content (ideally recommended by you, readers!). The album is not meant to be comprehensive but representative of the long tradition of sculpting, painting, and drawing the male derrière. Enjoy, and be sure to click the links to see the full, frontal image!
Gustave Caillebotte, Man at his Bath, 1884, oil on canvas. Private foundation, on loan to the National Gallery London since the 1990s