Welcome to the new mitchmen blog

Welcome to mitchmen, home of Mitchell's Gay Art.
(no connection to Michael Mitchell!)

This is my gateway site. I only post occasionally here but in the sidebar you can connect to my two main posting sites
- my blog (where I show some of my pictures and pay tribute to artists and images that excite me)
- my Yahoo! Group (where you can see my latest pictures and stories and join my mailing list).


There's a link in the sidebar here to a small gallery of vanilla drawings by me (Mitchell) (gallery last updated Feb 2018).
If you have problems with the link please read this notice.


T
hank you for your interest and support.
Mitchell (Feb 2018).

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

It must be Spring

Ben Kimura - Cherry Blossom
I have a soft spot for Ben Kimura's romantic, chocolate box world.
His pictures are populated by handsome, wistful, young men,
and this one drawing on his heritage of traditional Japanese art
and the love of nature has a simple beauty about it.

In springtime a young man's fancy turns to love they say
But in reality Cherry Blossom time in Japan is usually quite cold
and this young man sits quite alone with nature, 
distracted from his studies and reading

There's  often a sense of 'apartness' in Kimura's art.
He expresses one of the essences of the gay condition - isolation.
Which is especially raw in youth and returns to bite in old age.
This seemingly sentimental image has hidden depths.

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