This site is dedicated to projections of boydom by means of art throughout many periods of art history, with occasional interpretation.
These images (paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs) deal with illusions and ideals which are projected into childhood and youth, especially into boydom where Elysium is seen so often by so many. They deal with the portrait of the real boy as well, through all styles and times - searching to capture an essence of boydom which is often lost. Lost in art as well as in real life ...
Due to the enormous amount of material, the displayed images can only represent a fraction of the nature of the subject. Additional uploads are in progress. Furthermore, the galleries have been enlarged recently - so that you will find something new in every single gallery. The abbreviation w.d. stands for "without date".
"Etwas Geheimnisreiches liegt über ihnen, die vom Sein des Knaben und Jünglings erzählten, etwas sehr Reines, Unberührtes, Paradiesisches."
Amongst those who devoted some part of their creativity
to boydom in art at one time in their life
(be it for longer or just for a short special moment),
the following artists are represented here:
a small note for people who might have grown up too much:
sometimes in dreams and scarcely in life,
an utter boyishness is evoked in a grown-up,
as a moment of jumping or dancing or laughing
or singing or staring silently onto the reflection
of light on the water, not thinking a thing,
but not forlorn in the dark misery spiralling towards its center ...
... its recurrence connects you, the grown-up,
again to the other boy in front of you
whom you thought you could never establish a rapport again ...
the passing of time has become insignificant ...
we're always meant to be playful and light-hearted ...