Roaming the Stockholm Bathhouses in Search of Nude Men


Camera in hand, Eugène Jansson roamed the Stockholm bathhouses in search of male models. The illustrious Swedish artist had a reputation for photographing nude athletes, particularly swimmers. Celebrated for his nocturnal cityscapes of his native Stockholm, as depicted from his home on the southern island of Sodermalm, Jansson began frequenting the bathhouses to photograph naked swimmers and weight lifters and, ultimately, to render them on canvas.

Jansson’s most famous painting from this period is a massive canvas painted in 1907 called “The Naval Bath House,” which has been recently restored to a place of honor at Thielska read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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