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."

(Hans Hildebrand)




 
 
 
 
Contents:

 

Galerie n° 1

Galerie n° 2

Galerie n° 3

Galerie n° 4

Galerie n° 5

Galerie n° 6

Galerie n° 7

Galerie n° 8

Galerie n° 9

Galerie n° 10

Galerie n° 11

Galerie n° 12



Galerie Skulpturen n° 1

Galerie Skulpturen n° 2

Galerie Photographien


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:
 

Gaetano d'Agata

Christian Wilhelm Allers

Friedrich von Amerling

Sofonisba Anguissola

Patrick Angus

Carolina Raquel Antich

Andrea Appiani

Andrea d'Assisi called l'Ingegno

Dirck van Baburen

Giovanni Baglione

Pompeio Batoni

Carl Joseph Begas

Gyula Benczúr

John Berger

Roland Berger

Mosè Bianchi

Werner Bischof

Norbert Bisky

William Blake

Abraham Bloemart

Mery-Joseph Blondel

Arnold Böcklin

Pier Giacomo Alari Bonaccolsi (detto L'Antico)

Louis-Léopold Boilly

Christian Boltanski

Pierre Bonnard

Paris Bordone

Sandro Botticelli

Jan Breughel the Older

Jean Broc

Bronzino

Eberhard Brucks

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Wilhelm Busch

Alonso Cano

Antonio Canova

Giovanni Battista Caracciolo

Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio

Etienne Carjat

Antonio Carnicero

Giovanni Francesco Caroto

Lodovico Carraci

Rosalba Carriera

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Benvenuto Cellini

Giacomo Ceruti (il Pitocchetto)

Taner Ceylan

Paul Cézanne

Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin

Antoine-Denis Chaudet

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Jean Cocteau

Damien Comment

Correggio

Thomas Couture

Lucas Cranach the Older

D'Aubry-Lecomte

Salvador Dali

Francis Danby

Joseph Danhauser

Heinrich Maria Davringhausen

Ernest Delahaye

Narcisso Virgilio Diaz de la Pena

Adolf Dietrich

Otto Dix

Robert Doisneau

Donatello

Kees van Dongen

Albrecht Dürer

Götz Drope

Alfred Milton Duca

John Duncan

André Durand

Constant Dutilleux

Anthonys van Dyck

Thomas Eakins

Richard Earlom

Karel Egermeier

El Greco

Magnus Enckell

Ruth Erdt

Hugo Erfurth

Merike Estna

Francois-Xavier Fabre

Alexandre Falguiére

Conrad Felixmüller

Peter Fendi

Anselm Feuerbach

Flemish School

Ferdinand Flor

Jean-Louis Forain

Melozzo da Forli

Fra Galgario (Vittore Ghislandi)

Baldassare Franceschini

Lucian Freud

Florian Gaida

Thomas Gainsborough

Paul Gauguin

Willi Geiger

Ridolfo Ghirlandaio

Giorgione

A.E. Girodet de Roucy Trioson

Oszkár Glatz

Nicholas Glencross

Eric Godal

Marie Eléonore Godefroid

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Vincent van Gogh

Anthony Goicolea

Nan Goldin

Hendrik Goltzius

Jean-Paul Goude

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Anton Graff

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Friedrich Karl Gröger

Hans Grundig

David M. Gyscek

Christian Hahn

Frans Hals

(from the School of) Adriaen Hanneman

Charles Webster Hawthorne

Jitka Hanzlová

Wilhelm Hensel

Johann Ernst Heinzius

Adolf Hildebrand

David Hockney

Karl Christian Friedrich Hofer

William Hogarth

Fred Holland Day

James Clark Hook

Samuel Hoffmann

Theodor Hosemann

Karl Hubbuch

Roland Huber

Pieter Hugo

Hans Henny Jahnn

Louise Janin

Christian Albrecht Jensen

Li Ji-Kai

Pierre Joubert

Juju's Delivery

Frida Kahlo

Paul Kälberer

Leopold von Kalckreuth

Arthur Kampf

Angelika Kauffmann

Fernand Khnopff

O.A. Kiprenski

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Paul Klee

Jochen Klein

Pierre Klossowski

Anton Kolig

Käthe Kollwitz

Franz Krüger

Elisar von Kupffer

Marie-Jo Lafontaine

Peter Martin Lampel

Thomas Lawrence

Gian Antonio Lazzari

Frederic Leighton

Wilhelm Leibl

Franz von Lenbach

Szilágyl Lenke

Max Liebermann

Wladimir Lindenberg

Filippino Lippi

Herbert List (painting / photography)

Federico Garcia Lorca

August Macke

Madaio

Nicolaes Maes

Jewgenia Magaril

Antonio Mancini

Édouard Manet

Hans von Marees

Roberto Marquez

Simone Martini

Franz Masereel

Juan Bautista Martinez del Mazo

Damiano Mazza

Will McBride (paintings / photography)

Anton Raphael Mengs

Adolph von Menzel

Anna Lea Merritt

Conger Metcalf

Otto Meyer-Amden

Georg Minne

Juan Carreño de Miranda

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Amedeo Modigliani

Ron Mueck

Reinhardt Müller

Edvard Munch

Émile Munier

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Otto Nagel

Zhao Neng-Zhi

Emil Nolde

Jacob van Oost the Older

Julian Opie

Friedrich Overbeck

Alexej Pachomow

Giovanni Francesco Maria Mazzola called Parmigiano

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Moritz Pathé

Antoine Pesne

Kouzma Petrov-Vodkine

Elizabeth Peyton

Giambattista Piazetta

Pablo Picasso

Pierre & Gilles

Jack Pierson

Antonio del Pollaiuolo

Praxiteles

Jan Preisler

Bernhard Prinz

Raphael

Ferdinand von Rayski

Nicolas Régnier

Hanns Reich

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Guido Reni

Auguste Renoir

Joshua Reynolds

Gustav Richter

Ulrike Rimmele

Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury

Auguste Rodin

Gian Cristoforo Romano

(in accordance to) Giulio Romano

J. Rößler

Peter Paul Rubens

Philipp Otto Runge

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Chéri Samba

Andrea del Sarto

Jan Saudek

Giovan Gerolamo Savoldo

Johann Gottfried Schadow

Egon Schiele

Oskar Schlemmer

Jakob Matthias Schmutzer

Sascha Alexander Schneider (painting / sculpture)

Collier Schorr

Johann Georg Schreiner

Georg Schrimpf

Jan van Scorel

Alexandre Seon

David Seymour

Ludovike Simanowiz

Hugo Simberg

Renée Sintenis (drawing / sculptures)

Simeon Solomon

Joaquín Sorolla Y Bastida

Patti Smith

Pia Stadtbäumer

Richard Steen

Paul Strand

Annelies Strba

Paul Strecker

Christian Staub

Eustache Le Sueur

Michael Sweerts

Tobias Täschner

Wladimir Tatlin

Hans Thoma

Berthel Thorvaldsen

Paul Thumann

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Arthur Tress

Mette Tronvoll

Henry Scott Tuke

Urbaniak

Tiziano Vecellio

Diego de Silva Y Velazquez

Elisabeth Vignée-Lebrun

Paul Verlaine

Leonardo da Vinci

Hans Volkert

Artur Volkmann

Jeff Wall

Henry Wallis

Ricco-Erich Wassmer

John William Waterhouse

F.W. Weidemann

Emil Wolff

Magnus Zeller

Tobias Zielony

Bernd Zimmer

Francisco de Zurbarán


plus several unknown or anonymous artists






This selection may include the occasional odd one out

- i.e. some piece featuring not really a boy or not really being art
 





 









 


 










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  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 ...



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