Wilhelm von Gloeden

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[Two Nude Men Wrestling]. Artist: Wilhelm von Gloeden (Italian, born Germany, –). Date: Medium: Platinum print. Classification: Photographs. Credit Line: Bequest of Herbert Mitchell, Accession Number: Not on view. Department. Photographs (35,). Artist / Maker / Culture. Wilhelm von Gloeden lived heroically. He knew what he was and was proud. Like Oscar Wilde before him, von Gloeden lived in dangerous defiance of an age and a Christian society that hounded and tortured men of his kind. As Charles Leslie writes: He was one of those rare nineteenth century men who would not accept.

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[Two Nude Men Wrestling]. Artist: Wilhelm von Gloeden (Italian, born Germany, –). Date: Medium: Platinum print. Classification: Photographs. Credit Line: Bequest of Herbert Mitchell, Accession Number: Not on view. Department. Photographs (35,). Artist / Maker / Culture. English: Wilhelm von Gloeden () was a German photographer who spent most of his life in Taormina, Sicily. He is famous for his photographs of the male nude, in which boys from Taormina posed Several photographs of male nudes taken in Rome and Naples in the same period by his cousin.


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