Today, ie during 20th & 21st century, Sebastien's portrays continue to show him often in a kind of submissive, young muscular body. Look at some photographs from F. Holland Day (USA), who imagined the martyr based on working-class youths, and those of David Vance, von Gloeden, Mishima.
|F Holland Day|
|Wilhem von Gloeden|
Also the paintings from Odilon Redon and Gustave Moreau (France), Anto Carte below.
|Anto Carte (1886 1954) c.1934|
|Egon Schiele - Self portrait as St Sébastien 1915 Vienna Austria|
|Soungouroff (1911-1982) c. 1947|
|Demard Philippe (1959- ) French.|
Diego Tolomelli, Italian artist, has created many religious stained-glass works, and also many homoerotic subjects, including the below St Sébastien. Last month, the Dutch art gallery Mooiman, mentioned previously on this blog, displayed a full exhibition about these homoerotic stained-lass works, mainly young men, some embracing passionately. The Avocate interviewed him last month.
|Diego Tolomelli aka Iko|
|Ernesto Lozano (Mexico)|
|Kinu Sekigushi (France)|
|Maurice Heerdinck (Dutch)|
|Peter Colstee (Dutch) 1991|
|Alfred Courmes (1898-1993) French painter|
In this selection, lets not forget Pierre et Gilles, the famous French artists (each piece is a unique painted large photograph) who created a serie of St Sébastien (6 of them are below). One of them also appeared on the cover of the recent exhibition catalogue 'Masculin Masculin' in Paris.
|Pierre & Gilles artists in front of one of their St Sébastien. (retrospective in Berlin, Germany).|
Some more artists representations of St Sébastien.
|Sven de Rennes|
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A stunning collection of contemporary représentations in these 2 blogs: