Flicker rules dictate that TO VIEW MOST OF MY PHOTOSTREAM YOU MUST HAVE YOUR "SAFE SEARCH" TURNED *OFF*

 

I am well beyond 18 years old and while I do not consider my works pornographic, there are various degrees of male nudity and those who may find this offensive should not look at my Photostream. in order to see most of my photos you must have your safety filter turned off.

 

My work using artistic and creative forms of the male nude figure continues to evolve and currently falls into three categories:

 

1. Male nude replacing Female in Paintings and works of art

2. Male nude added to Paintings and works of art

3. Fantasy Photos — Created by merging several images

 

I first started working on the series of Art Parodies (now called Art ReVisions) in 1995, using images gathered from the web and revising them using Photoshop. It started with the realization that while images of the female nude have been ubiquitous in paintings for centuries the male nude has hardly been recognized as a proper subject in serious art. In so many traditional paintings that show nude women the men are either clothed or have their penis hidden. If it is shown it is always in miniature. Supposedly this modesty is in deference to the church. That does not explain why it was ok to have nude women in paintings, some of whom are completely naked. It is this silliness that started me on this journey of making my "ReVisions."

 

Later I simply started adding male nude images to paintings to create a different aspect to the painting. I am grateful to some friends on Flickr have encouraged me to drop the word “parody” since it did not reflect the true nature of my work. It is never my intention to make fun of art but to let my revisions bring a new dimension to the original work while recognizing that the two are intimately related.

 

The series "Fantasy Photos" takes various web images, as well as some personal ones, and places them in both ordinary and unusual situations to create a fantasy. I think they transcend the realm of pornography and become more playful, more universal, and hopefully more artistic.

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Acoustic Bead (deleted)

An amazing collection. Intelligently conceived. Beautifully executed. Hours of patience and skill have gone into the creation and curation of this wonderful gallery. A real gem. Thank you x

July 3, 2019

This is really a fantastic artistic photo stream. Many thanks to you for your creative and somewhat humoristic work. Looking at the transformation you do of well known painting is food for thoughts. All the best Alan

December 14, 2015
pan-ch says:

I like your work and all the phantastic parodies very much! It is a pleasure to follow the work of a great Artist!

August 4, 2013
Zealous Squirrel (deleted)

How rare is the multidimensionality of Centaurpics' images!. Within seconds any of one of his pictures can have me chortling, pensive, aghast, wistful, puzzled, encouraged . . . . It occurs to me that each is likely to be engaging whether or not the viewer is familiar of the "masterwork" of which it is a takeoff. … Read more

How rare is the multidimensionality of Centaurpics' images!. Within seconds any of one of his pictures can have me chortling, pensive, aghast, wistful, puzzled, encouraged . . . . It occurs to me that each is likely to be engaging whether or not the viewer is familiar of the "masterwork" of which it is a takeoff. Not only am I glad that this artist possesses such inventiveness but also most grateful that he's so generous in sharing its results.

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April 26, 2010
backemf says:

One of the best, original and most entertaining homoerotic art collections on flickr. The vibrant colors, beauty and cleverness make his renditions often better than the originals. And certainly more fun.

February 12, 2010
Tame Drawer (deleted)

very nice collection

May 16, 2009

I just discovered your work and I love it ! I think it's witty, clever, meaningful, elegant and above all masterly "engineered". I'm amazed by the way you create Art with technologic tools, without letting them kill the emotion. Bravo !

June 19, 2008

So impressed with Centaurs images I made a video on youtube about them fully crediting the work to Centarus. At the time of writing it had been viewed over 30,000 times. Anyone wishing to view it here is the address:- www.youtube.com/w... Entitled:- Naked Gay Male Nude Parody I hope it does Centarus work jus… Read more

So impressed with Centaurs images I made a video on youtube about them fully crediting the work to Centarus. At the time of writing it had been viewed over 30,000 times. Anyone wishing to view it here is the address:- www.youtube.com/w... Entitled:- Naked Gay Male Nude Parody I hope it does Centarus work justice.

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June 8, 2008
Daniel says:

Centaurpics does one of the most creative work we are able to find on Flickr. It's not only "art" as many gay men do actually wish to see more often in the "real world", it's just ART, with a gay subject ,and it could be seen anywhere, without any kind of false morality restrictions. I greatly admire your work!

November 22, 2007
looseend says:

Brilliant work!

April 10, 2007

Brilliant concept, and VERY well executed!

April 7, 2007
Glamorous Country (deleted)

Very fine work, I like very much. Carlos

April 2, 2007
ctroofer says:

Thank you for your invitation. You have a unique genre here that helps to cast humor on a most serious subject. The fact that you do such a great job forces us to take it all, ... seriously (parodox intended).

March 8, 2007
Brief Flag (deleted)

I realy enjoyed your works, why don't you put your name on it ?

March 2, 2007

Very clever use of old masterpieces making them comtempory & very witty ,giving them a new twist esp. since the male nude is rarely featured in classic piantings.

February 3, 2007