Welcome to mitchmen gateway

Welcome to mitchmen.com, home of Mitchell's Gay Art.

This is my permanent gateway site.
I usually post here once a month, art and photos in praise of male beauty, strictly vanilla.
There's a link in the sidebar to a small public gallery of vanilla drawings by me (gallery last updated Feb 2019).
If you have problems with the link please read this notice.

You can find my more adventurous work via my regular blog
(where I show my own pictures mixed with articles on other gay artists and images that excite me).

There's a 'Gallery Hub' tab at that blog which has onward links to:-
- All the official mitchmen galleries,
- The mitchmen mailing list (for the latest pictures and stories)
- The permanent mitchmen archive at Adonis Male.

I welcome comments from visitors but please avoid adult references,
I can't approve remarks which are not consistent with the vanilla format of this site
and unfortunately I can't edit your contributions!

Thank you for your interest and support.
Mitchell (Jun 2020).

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Forbidden Dreams


This image from Cosmo (1911) could have more than one interpretation but we know which one we prefer don't we? Regardless of that it's a beautiful image despite breaking conventional rules of composition by having the two facing in opposite directions which creates a sense of awkwardness as soon as you look at the picture. Appropriately so.

Admire the unmistakeable characterisation of worker and aesthete which works not just through their clothes and actions but their faces too in an astonishing way. In 1911 this would have implied a vast cultural chasm we can barely comprehend today, think of 'Maurice'. The glimpses of flesh with both men are amazingly erotic even in our age of endless nudity and you might think it would have been shocking back then - but probably only for those who had eyes to see. 

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