|Self Portrait, John Singer Sargent|
|Jacques-Emile Blanche (1886), Sargent|
'Sargent's art is the best "evidence" of his personality, and the homoeroticism of some portraits and many informal studies has been prudishly avoided by most scholars. If, indeed, Sargent balanced a public career with a repressed sexuality, his conflicted social-sexual identity may be a key to the successful tensions within his art... I propose that the visual emotional volatility of his work may have been shaped by his attraction to male beauty.'
It's also worth noting that Sargent thought of these male nudes as private work - he never exhibited them or showed them to anybody outside of a close circle during his lifetime - so it's possible to think of this as 'closeted' art.
|Nude Study of Thomas McKeller (1917), Sargent|
|Study from a Nude Model (after 1900)|
|Male Nudes Wrestling (after 1900)|
|Portrait of Madame X (1884), Sargent|
|Portrait of W.G. Robertson (1894), John Singer Sargent|
|The First Lord De la Warr (c1550)|
|Self-Portrait (1906), John Singer Sargent|