The Rarest Treasure from the CineManArt series

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Art Graeco’s homoerotic take on the flying carpet scene in The Thief of Bagdad – an Arabian Nights epic fantasy and a magical ride full of surprises.

The subversive homoerotic imagery (what the thief of Bagdad is not wearing, the sweaty bare-chested men around him, beefcake and male bonding), as well as the misogynistic streaks in The Thief of Bagdad leave themselves open to interpretation.

CineManArt is a series of photomontages, collages and digital art by ArtGraeco that recast characters of mainstream movies, change scenarios and subvert plots. These up-stagings add new dimensions – some solemn, others playful – to the stereotypes, the intolerance and homophobia cinema portrayed for over 100 years of filmmaking.

The CineManArt series by Artgraeco depicts what cinema could be and could have been more of: open, daring, defiant, fair, inclusive.

The homoeroticism here speaks to the subtext of sexual tensions and desires that flow between those of the same gender and the subversive homoerotic imagery in the movies.

ArtGraeco expresses mainly gay aesthetics and homoerotic themes -narratives, photography, collage and digital photo art on homosexuality | politics | history | nostalgia | longings | masculinity | femininity | homophobia | stereotypes | …

More information on art by Graeco at www.artgraeco.com.

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