Mishima as St. Sebastian by Hosoe Eikoh, 1963
Saint Sebastian — late 15th century, possibly from Tyrol, Austria.
I ran into this st. sebastian today at the met. isn’t he delightful? look at those rosy cheeks! look at his curls!! I do wish he still had his arrows, but he’s really great even without them.
Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898)
Saint Sebastien (étude avec saintes femmes et anges apparaissant) .
Anonymous asked: Re: St. Sebastian. It kind of was. He didn't die that way. He died much less dignified and beautiful. However, that is the pretty part of the story, hence focusing on it. And considering he's a bit of a gay icon, yes, it totally was an excuse to paint nubile young men in ecstasy.
Yeah, getting beaten to death and thrown in a sewer is not really an easily romanticized way to die. Naked and penetrated by phallic symbols, though… :D
fuckyeahstsebastian is in 100% agreement with this analysis.
Attributed to Pietro della Vecchia, Saint Sebastian, 17th century
I just found this charming creation on etsy. I’ve never wanted something so badly in my entire life. everything about it is perfect. the cocktail swords, the rhinestones, the gold spray paint, everything. if only I had $700 to spare…
Vicente López y Portaña
Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene
Oil on canvas
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
“Saint Sebastian”, Antonio de Bellis ( c.1616-Naples-c.1656) Venezia, Private Collection
Domenico Zampieri called Domenichino (Italian, 1581-1641), Saint Sebastian, before 1625. Color on canvas, 138.5 x 94 cm (54.5 x 37 in).
copied from St. Sebastian by Giovanni Bazzi c.1576