Gaius Iulius Caesar II


Size: 27.6 H x 19.7 W x 0.4 in

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Drawing: Ink, Paint, Plaster and Pencil on Marble, Paper and Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric).

Oil, Marble powder & Acrylic on paper
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In this series of paintings and drawings I was inspired by Ancient Rome busts.
Starting with the concept that it was expected and socially acceptable for a freeborn Roman man to want sex with both female and male partners, as long as he took the penetrative role. The morality of the behavior depended on the social standing of the partner, not gender per se.
Both women and young men were considered normal objects of desire.
Many famous men of the best known and respected families where having same gender sexual orientation.
One of all was Julius Caesar a prominent member of the Gens Giulia and founder of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
He felt a strong attraction to people of the same sex, his homosexuality, or bisexuality, was well attested by Cicero when he commented "the husband of all wives and the wife of all husbands."

Always using more than one image to reinforce the meaning and the concept behind, in this case is a couple of lovers.
Also I was playing with the color of the background witch has a slightly different tone in each panel, and this is because I want to show the role that each one of them was taking.

Keywords: Pink, Stone, White, Delicate, Marble Powder, Drawings, Elegant, Ink, Flowerrs, Men, Oil

Subjects: Men

Styles: Fine Art, Minimalism, Surrealism, Modern

Mediums: Ink, Paint, Plaster, Pencil

Materials: Marble, Paper, Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

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