GREAT ART - Vittorio Carvelli


© Vittorio Carvelli 2014
The Classic Male Nude
and other Studies
by
VITTORIO CARVELLI


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'NUDE TEEN WRESTLER'

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'BOY IN THE POOL'
(Male Nude Study)
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'NEPTUNE'S BOY I'
(Male Nude Study)
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'NEPTUNE'S BOY II'
(Male Nude Study)
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'SLAVE-BOY WRESTLER POSING'
(Male Nude Study)
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'NEPTUNE'S BOY III'
(Male Nude Study)
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'THE MARBLE STOOL'
(Male Nude Study)
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'NUDE EPHEBE'
(Male Nude Study)
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NEW !


story and full color illustrations
by
VITTORIO CARVELLI

'The Story of Gracchus tells the tale of a young Roman boy, brought up in Athens.
When his father is recalled to Rome, at the end of the Reign of the Emperor Nero, Marcus, and his father and mother travel from Piraeus (the port of Athens) to Brundisium (in South East Italy) by boat.
They newer reach their destination, however, as the boat they are traveling on is attacked by pirates.
Marcus' mother and father are cruelly killed, and Marcus is taken, by the pirates, to Cydonia, in Crete, where he is sold as a slave to a slave-dealer called Arion.
Arion sells on Marcus to a 'mystery buyer' at a fabulously high price, and after a high speed journey through the night, Marcus and Terentius, - the 'mystery buyer', arrive at a magnificent Villa in Baiae, near Neápolis.
It is there that Marcus' real adventure begins ...............

this is an adult 'serial' novel
Chapters 1-13 have already been published - and are available

RECENT IMAGES FROM
'THE STORY OF GRACCHUS'

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'Apollo and the Nine Muses'
(adapted from a mural by John Sargent)


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'Priest of Apollo'

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'Caesar's Comet'


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'Petronius as Apollo'

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The Story of Gracchus - Chapter XIII


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'Statue of Apollo in the Dawn'

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'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS II'
(Male Nude Study)
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS IV'
(Male Nude Study)
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'EMBRACE and KISS'
from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'ANTICIPATION'
from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'GOLDEN BRACELETS'
from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'THE YOUNG TEUTON'
from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'RECLINING MALE NUDE'
from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'QUIET MOMENT'
from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'BLONDE SLAVE-BOY'(from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'NAKED BLONDE SLAVE-BOY'
(from 'THE SLAVE-BOYS OF GRACCHUS SERIES')
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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'THE ROMAN PRINCIPATE'
SLAVERY IN ANCIENT ROME



'NUDE EPHEBE'
(Male Nude Study)
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'NUDE BOY FROM THE REAR'
(Male Nude Study)
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Nude Ephebe
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(Nude Ephebes)
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ROMAN BOY LOVERS

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LOVER'S TUSSLE
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ROMAN BOY LOVERS

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(Nude Ephebes)
(Male Nude Study)
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ROMAN BOY LOVERS

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'RECLINING NUDE EPHEBE'

(Male Nude Study)
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'Waiting for his Master'
(Male Nude Study)


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'CLASSICAL ART'

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'NUDE EPHEBE'
(Male Nude Study)
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'SEATED NUDE BOY'
(Male Nude Study)


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'NUDE BOY'
(Male Nude Study)


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'NUDE BOY FROM THE REAR'
(Male Nude Study)

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γυμνό έφηβος 
(Male Nude Study)
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'MALE NUDE TORSO'
(Male Nude Study)
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Reclining Nude Ephebe
(Male Nude Study)
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(Monochrome Male Nude Study)
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Nude Ephebe
(Male Nude Study)
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(background based on a painting 'The Baths of Caracella' by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema)

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'Boy by a Pool'
(Male Nude Study)
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(background based on the painting 'The Bath of Psyche' (1890) by Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896)

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Nude Ephebes
(Male Nude Study)
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Nude Ephebe
(Male Nude Study)
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'BOY ON A BALCONY'
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'ETRUSCAN BOY RECLINING'
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(background based on designs by Robert Adam)

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αγόρι από την Ετρουρία
'ETRUSCAN BOY'
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(background based on designs by Robert Adam)

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'BOY BY A COLUMN'
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'CLASSIC MALE NUDE'
(based on a painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema)
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'THE LOVER'S EMBRACE'
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ROMAN BOY LOVERS

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'προσωπικές στιγμές'
(Intimate Moments)
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ROMAN BOY LOVERS

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Κύριος και ο δευτερεύων
'Master and Slave'
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'MASTER AND SLAVE'

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'THE LOVER'S EMBRACE'
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ROMAN BOY LOVERS

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'AUFSTIEG'
('The Ascent')
(Male Nude Study)
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SHY NUDE BOY WITH CLASSICAL FRIEZE
(Male Nude Study)
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(background relief based on designs by John Flaxman)

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GREEK NUDE BOY KNEELING
(Male Nude Study)
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(background relief based on designs by Robert Adam)

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'Питер - PETER  I'
(Nude Golden Boy)
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'Питер - PETER  II'
(Nude Golden Boy)
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'Питер - PETER  II'
(Nude Golden Boy)
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'FLEXING SWIMMER'
(Male Nude Study)
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(background based on indoor pool - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)


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'THE  CHASTE  KISS'
(Male Nude Study)
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(Vase based on design by Josiah Wedgewood)

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'TONY'
(Reclining Male Nude)
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(background based on 'Fantasia' - Pastoral Symphony)

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'BOY BATHING'
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'NUDE BOY ON A SHEET'
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'NUDE BOY ON THE STEPS'
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'MALE NUDE STUDY - BILLY'
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'MALE NUDE STUDY - MITCH'
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'MALE NUDE STUDY'
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'NUDE STUDY - CONTEMPLATION'
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'NUDE STUDY - FREEDOM'
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'NUDE STUDY I'
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'NUDE STUDY - DESPAIR'
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'NUDE BOY WITH A TOWEL
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'NUDE MALE TORSO'
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'FREEDOM'
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'DOMINIK'
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'MALE NUDE STUDY - WAITING'
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'NUDE MALE - BOY ON A RUG'
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'NUDE MALE TORSO - COOL DUDE'
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'NUDE MALE - BOY WITH A VEIL'
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'MARK RICHARDS - TEENAGE CONVICT'
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Dark Tales - Judicial Punishment




'GAIUS AGRIPPA AELIUS'
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THE STORY OF GRACCHUS
CHAPTER I - PIRATES



'MARCUS IN ATHENS'
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THE STORY OF GRACCHUS
CHAPTER I - PIRATES



'VESPIAN - TEENAGE GLADIATOR'
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THE SLAVE BOYS of GRACCHUS





'RELAXATION'
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THE SLAVE BOYS of GRACCHUS





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'VESPIAN - ANCIENT ROMAN BOY GLADIATOR'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)
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'JUVENTUS - THE DARLING OF THE ARENA'
(Teenage Roman Gladiator)
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‘VICTORIOUS  GLADIATOR’
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'VORTIGERN and DEMONAX'

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‘VORTIGERN SURRENDERS’

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VORTIGERN  MUTILATED’
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VORTIGERN STAGGERS ROUND THE ARENA
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VORTIGERN STRIPPED and DECAPITATED
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‘CHARON IN THE LOCKER-ROOM II
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‘CHARON IN THE LOCKER-ROOM I
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‘CHARON IN THE LOCKER-ROOM IV
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‘CHARON IN THE LOCKER-ROOM FLEXING
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‘Vespian Ready for the Arena
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‘Vespian Armed and Ready for the Arena
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Έλληνας αθλητής Ολυμπιακό
'GREEK OLYMPIC ATHLETE'
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'YOUNG RETIARIUS'
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A retiarius (plural retiarii; literally, "net-man" or "net-fighter" in Latin) was a Roman gladiator who fought with equipment styled on that of a fisherman: a weighted net (rete, hence the name), a three-pointed trident (fuscina or tridens), and a dagger (pugio).
The retiarius was lightly armoured, wearing an arm guard (manica) and a shoulder guard (galerus).
Typically, his clothing consisted only of a loincloth (subligaculum) held in place by a belt. He wore no head protection or footwear.
The retiarius was routinely pitted against a heavily armed secutor.
The net-fighter made up for his lack of protective gear by using his speed and agility to avoid his opponent's attacks and waiting for the opportunity to strike.
He first tried to throw his net over his rival.
If this succeeded, he attacked with his trident while his adversary was entangled. Another tactic was to ensnare his enemy's weapon in the net and pull it out of his grasp, leaving the opponent defenseless.
Should the net miss or the secutor grab hold of it, the retiarius likely discarded the weapon, although he might try to collect it back for a second cast.
Usually, the retiarius had to rely on his trident and dagger to finish the fight.
The trident, as tall as a human being, permitted the gladiator to jab quickly and keep his distance.
It was a strong weapon, capable of inflicting piercing wounds on an unprotected skull or limb.
The dagger was the retiarius's final backup should the trident be lost.
It was reserved for when close combat or a straight wrestling match had to settle the bout.
In some battles, a single retiarius faced two secutores simultaneously.
For these situations, the lightly armoured gladiator was placed on a raised platform and given a supply of stones with which to repel his pursuers.
Retiarii first appeared in the arena during the 1st century AD and had become standard attractions by the 2nd or 3rd century.
The gladiator's lack of armour and his reliance on evasive tactics meant that many considered the retiarius the lowliest (and most effeminate) of an already stigmatised (i.e. gladiators) class.
Roman artwork, graffiti, and grave markers include examples of specific net-men who apparently had reputations as skilled combatants and lovers.



‘ANCIENT OLYMPIC BOY-WRESTLER'
(Male Nude Study)
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‘ROMAN GLADIATOR’
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Vittorio CarvelliA gladiator (Latin: gladiator, “swordsman”, from gladius, “sword”) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals.Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their legal and social standing and their lives by appearing in the arena. Most were despised as slaves, schooled under harsh conditions, socially marginalized, and segregated even in death. Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered audiences an example of Rome’s martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.



'THERMOPYLAE'
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'THE FATAL THRUST - GLADIATORS'
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'NAKED SPARTAN'
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'DEFEATED NUBIAN GLADIATOR'
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'DEATH IN THE ARENA'
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'OLYMPIC ATHLETE'
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'OLYMPIC ATHLETE'
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'NUDE DISCUS THROWER'
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'NUDE JAVELIN THROWER'
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'NUDE STUDY - OLYMPIC RUNNER'
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Θάνατος
(THANATOS)
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In Greek mythology, Thanatos was the daemon personification of death.
He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person.
His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, but his equivalent in Roman mythology is Mors.
In later eras, as the transition from life to death in Elysium became a more attractive option, Thanatos came to be seen as a beautiful Ephebe (see above).
He became associated more with a gentle passing than a woeful demise.
Many Roman sarcophagi depict him as a winged boy, very much akin to Cupid - Eros with crossed legs and torch reversed became the commonest of all symbols for Death.
Thanatos has also been portrayed as a slumbering infant in the arms of his mother Nyx, or as a youth carrying a butterfly (the ancient Greek word "ψυχή" can mean soul or butterfly, or life, amongst other things) or a wreath of poppies (poppies were associated with Hypnos and Thanatos because of their hypnogogic traits and the eventual death engendered by overexposure to them).
He is often shown carrying an inverted torch (holding it upside down in his hands), representing a life extinguished.
In Euripides' Alcestis (438 BCE), he is depicted dressed in black and carrying a sword.


Τεῦκρος
'TEUCER'
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In Greek mythology Teucer, also Teucrus or Teucris (Greek: Teukros), was the son of King Telamon of Salamis and his concubine slave Hesione, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy. He fought alongside his half-brother, Ajax, in the Trojan War and is the legendary founder of the city Salamis on Cyprus. Teucer was the nephew of King Priam of Troy and so the cousin of Hector and Paris - all of whom he fought against in the Trojan War.
During the Trojan War, Teucer was mainly a great archer who loosed his shafts behind the giant shield of his half-brother Ajax the Great. When Hector was driving the Achaeans back toward their ships, Teucer gave the Argives some success by killing many of the charging Trojans, including Hector's charioteer, Archeptolemus son of Iphitos. However every time he shot an arrow at Hector, Apollo, the protector of the Trojans, would foil the shot - an ironic reference to the fact that Apollo would guide Paris' arrow into Achilles' heel.




Αδωνις
'ADONIS'
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Adonis, originally a Phoenician god (Phoenicia being modern day Lebanon), also known in Greek mythology as a favorite of Aphrodite (Greek: Adonis, "lord") is a figure with Northwest Semitic antecedents, where he is a central cult figure in various mystery religions, who entered Greek mythology.His cult belonged to women: the cult of dying Adonis was fully-developed in the circle of young girls around the poet Sappho from the island of Lesbos, about 600 BCE, as revealed in a fragment of Sappho's surviving poetry.The beautiful Adonis was the young lover of Venus.He was killed by a wild boar in the hunt and died in her arms after she came to him when hearing his groans.Upon death, she sprinkled his blood with blood; and the short-lived windflower, anemone, which takes its name from the wind which so easily makes it fall, was produced.




'HERMES'
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'Νίκη' - ( VICTORY)
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In Greek mythology, (Greek: Νίκη "Victory") was a goddess who personified victory throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture.She is known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria.Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water), and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (violence), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame. This contemporary image is very unusual, int that Nike is depicted in masculine form, holding a palm of victory.



'Ἄτλας' - (ATLAS)
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In Greek mythology, Atlas was the primordial Titan who supported the heavens. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in north-west Africa. Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Klyméne, -"Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled maid Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus." Hyginus emphasises the primordial nature of Atlas by making him the son of Aether and Gaia. In contexts where a Titan and a Titaness are assigned each of the seven planetary powers, Atlas is paired with Phoebe and governs the moon. He had three brothers — Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius.Atlas continues to be a commonly used icon in western culture, as a symbol of strength or stoic endurance. He is often shown kneeling on one knee while supporting an enormous round globe on his back and shoulders. The globe originally represented the celestial sphere of ancient astronomy, rather than the earth. The use of the term atlas as a name for collections of terrestrial maps and the modern understanding of the earth as a sphere have combined to inspire the many depictions of Atlas' burden as the earth.



'Ἄττις' - (ATTIS)
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Attis was the consort of Cybele in Phrygian and Greek mythology. His priests were eunuchs, as explained by origin myths pertaining to Attis and castration. The 19th-century identification with the name Atys encountered in Herodotus (i.34-45) as the historical name of the son of Croesus, as "Atys the sun god, slain by the boar's tusk of winter", and as a life-death-rebirth deity as described by James Frazer, are mistaken. As Attis grew, his beauty was godlike, and Agdistis as Cybele, then fell in love with him. But the foster parents of Attis sent him to Pessinos, where he was to wed the king's daughter. According to some versions the King of Pessinos was Midas. Just as the marriage-song was being sung, Cybele appeared in her transcendent power, and Attis went mad and cut off his genitals. Attis' father-in-law-to-be, the king who was giving his daughter in marriage, followed suit, prefiguring the self-castrating corybantes who devoted themselves to Cybele. But Agdistis repented and saw to it that the body of Attis should neither rot at all nor decay. Attis was reborn as an evergreen pine tree. This rebirth was celebrated on 25 March - the festival of Hilaria.



HYACINTHUS
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'Προμηθεύς' - (PROMETHEUS)
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In Greek mythology, Prometheus (Ancient Greek: for "forethought"), is a Titan, the son of Iapetus and Themis, and brother to Atlas, Epimetheus and Menoetius. He was a champion of mankind, known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. Zeus then punished him for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. His myth has been treated by a number of ancient sources, in which Prometheus is credited with – or blamed for – playing a pivotal role in the early history of mankind.



'YOUNG PROMETHEUS'
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'YOUNG ENDYMION'
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'ENDYMION AND THE MOON'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'CONTEMPORARY NARCISSUS'
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Ἔρως - (EROS)
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Eros - in Greek mythology, was the primordial god of sexual love and beauty. He was also worshipped as a fertility deity. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire"), also known as Amor ("love"). In some myths, he was the son of the deities Aphrodite and Ares, but according to Plato's Symposium, he was conceived by Poros (Plenty) and Penia(Poverty) at Aphrodite's birthday. Like Dionysus, he was sometimes referred to as Eleutherios, "the liberator".



Ἔρως - (EROS)
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Ἔρως
(EROS - PORTRAIT)
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'πᾶν' - (MARIO AS PAN)
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Γανυμήδης - (GANYMEDE & ZEUS)
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In Greek mythology, Ganymede, or Ganymedes, is a divine hero whose homeland was Troy. He was a prince, son of the eponymous Tros of Dardania and of Callirrhoe, and brother of Ilus and Assaracus. Ganymede was the most attractive of mortals, which led Zeus, in the form of an eagle, to abduct him for service as cup-bearer to the gods and, in Classical and Hellenistic Greece, as Zeus's eromenos. For the etymology of his name, Robert Graves' The Greek Myths offers ganyesthai + medea, "rejoicing in virility". The word "catamite" (boy or youth kept by a man for sexual purposes) is derived from Ganymede.One of the moons of Jupiter is named after him, and was discovered by Galileo Galilei.




Γανυμήδης - (GANYMEDE & ZEUS)
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'SAGITTARIUS - THE ARCHER'
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In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is identified as a centaur: half human, half horse. In some legends, the Centaur Chiron was the son of Philyra and Saturn, who was said to have changed himself into a horse to escape his jealous wife, Rhea. Chiron was eventually immortalised in the constellation of Centaurus or in some version, Sagittarius. The arrow of this constellation points towards the star Antares, the "heart of the scorpion".




'SAGITTARIUS - THE ARCHER'
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'Νάρκισσος' - ( NARCISSUS )
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

Vittorio Carvelli. Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek: Νάρκισσος), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty.He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. As divine punishment he fell in love with his own reflection in a pool, not realizing it was merely an image, and he wasted away to death, not being able to leave the beauty of his own reflection. Several versions of this myth have survived from ancient sources. The classic version is by Ovid, found in book 3 of his Metamorphoses (completed 8 AD). An earlier version ascribed to the poet Parthenius of Nicaea, composed around 50 BC, was recently rediscovered among the Oxyrhynchus papyri at Oxford. Unlike Ovid's version, this one ends with Narcissus committing suicide.




'Νάρκισσος' - ( NARCISSUS )
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'Νάρκισσος' - ( NARCISSUS )
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for more information about Greco-Roman Mythology go to:







'PETER PAN & TINK'
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Vittorio Carvelli.Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works.

for more information about J M Barrie & Peter Pan go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18746429/So-Long-Ago-So-Clear



'PETER PAN'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'PETER PAN'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'PETER PAN'
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'PETER PAN EXPOSED'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




"THE GOD RISING'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



"YOUNG SATYR WITH A FLUTE'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



"YOUNG PAN WITH A FLUTE'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014






'MARINE LANDSCAPE WITH MALE NUDE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'HANDSTAND ON THE BEACH - I'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'HANDSTAND ON THE BEACH - II'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014





'NUDE BOY IN THE SURF'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014





'GERD'
NUDE BOY IN THE SURF
(Male Nude Study)
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'GERD'
NUDE BOY AT THE BEACH - I
(Male Nude Study)
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'GERD'
NUDE BOY AT THE BEACH - II
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'GERD'
NUDE BOY AT THE BEACH - III
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'GERD'
NUDE BOY AT THE BEACH - IV
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

click here for an 'explicit' male nude study of Gerd



'RECLINING MALE NUDE'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'NUDE BOY ON THE ROCKS'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014


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'YOUNG GOD OF THE SEA'
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'Carlos'
(Male Nude Torso)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'BOYS PLAYING ON THE BEACH'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'EXUBERANCE - NUDE BOY ON A BEACH'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOYS WRESTLING ON THE BEACH'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'SHAUN - NUDE BOY IN THE SEA'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BLOND BOY IN THE SURF'
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'THE GREETING - NUDE BOY IN THE SEA'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOYS PLAYING IN THE SEA'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'RUNNING IN THE SURF - NUDE BOY IN THE SEA'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BALANCE - NUDE BOY ON THE BEACH'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOY WITH A BOAT'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOYS ON THE BEACH'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'NUDE BOYS ON THE BEACH'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'GREETING THE WAVES'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'OUT OF THE SURF'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'RECLINING NUDE STUDY'
(Nude Boy on a Beach)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'MORNING SWIM'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'THE DIVER'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'EMERGENCE'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

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depictions of
   
The Classic Male Nude
    
Nude ephebes posing and playing by the pool at La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon


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'NUDE BOY BY THE POOL'

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)



'BOY IN THE POOL'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)






'NUDE SWIMMER'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)



'RESTING SWIMMER'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)



'BOY WITH RED HAIR'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)




'STRETCHING BY THE POOL'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)





'PLAYING IN  THE POOL'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)





'BOY WITH A BLUE TOWEL  I'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)





'BOY WITH A BLUE TOWEL  II'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014
(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)





'BOY WITH A BLUE TOWEL  III'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)





'FLEXING SWIMMER'
(Male Nude Study)

© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

(background based on the 'Neptune Pool' - La Cuesta Encantada - San Simeon)


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THE NEPTUNE POOL

The Neptune Pool is the name of the outdoor swimming pool at 'La Cuesta Encantada' (Hearst Castle) in San Simeon, California.
It is fed by mountain water and is surrounded by ancient Roman style columns and statues.
Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the Neptune Pool was started in 1924 and was finally completed after several redesigns and re-buildings in 1936.
Three swimming pools were built on this site, each successively larger.
Initial plans for the site called for a “Temple Garden” with an ornamental pool and temple structure.


On March 31, 1924, W.R. Hearst - (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) - wrote in a letter to Julia Morgan - (January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957) , “I am sending back the plan of the temple garden with the suggestion that we make the pool longer than it is, as long as a swimming pool.”
On June 17, 1924, Morgan wrote that the first swimming pool was nearing completion: “Neptune and the two ladies can be placed but the finished basins will take some time yet.”
The second version of the pool, a substantial enlargement, was created in 1926-1927.
This version had a series of concrete steps at the southern side called the Cascade, down which water flowed.
The Neptune and Nereid statues, presently in the temple pediment, then stood at the top of the Cascade.
The present version of the pool was under construction from 1934-1936.
It is unlikely that the enlargement was done to make it closer to Olympic size, as has sometimes been conjectured; Olympic pools are 165 feet long.
It is more likely that the colonnades and Cassou statues, which were planned from the late 1920's, required an enlarged treatment.
Morgan anticipated further modifications of the pool for Cassou’s Neptune statuary group to be placed in the small upper pool.
The final version of the pool as it stands at the Castle today is 104 feet long, 58 feet wide and 95 feet wide at alcove.
It is 3.5 feet deep at the west end, 10 feet at drains and holds 345,000 gallons of water.
Other unique aspects of the Neptune Pool include the oil burning heating system, the light-veined Vermont marble decorating the pools and colonnades, and four 17-century Italian bas-reliefs on the sides of the colonnades.









'BOY IN THE WOODS'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'NUDE BOY BY A TREE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014





'BOY BY THE LAKE I'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014








'BOY BY THE LAKE V'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOY BY THE LAKE IV'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014





'BOY BY THE LAKE III'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'MORNING SWIM I'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'MORNING SWIM II'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOY IN A LAKE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'GATHERING FLOWERS'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'BOY WITH RED HAIR'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'HANS'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'IN THE WOODS'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'PAN - BOY IN A FORREST'
(akt im wald)
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'BOY ON A ROCK'
(akt im wald)


(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'NARCISSUS - BOY IN A LAKE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'TWO BOYS WITH A HORSE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'YOUNG BOYS WRESTLING'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'BOY IN THE FORREST'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'NUDE BOY BY THE LAKE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




'NUDE FAUN - BOY IN THE RUSHES'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'THE POOL'
(Study of Nude Boys in a Pool)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'SUMMER PLAY'
(Study of Nude Boys in a Pool)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'NUDE BOY BY A TREE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'NUDE YOUTH ON A HORSE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014






'JENSEITS - THE WORLD BEYOND'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'FALLEN ANGEL'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'DARK ANGEL'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'YOUNG GABRIEL'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel (- the strength of God) is an archangel who serves as a messenger from God. He first appears in the Book of Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel's visions. In the Gospel of Luke Gabriel foretold the births of both John the Baptist and of Jesus. Christians of the Catholic traditions refer to him as Gabriel the Archangel.




'MALE NUDE - SAINT SEBASTIAN'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'SAINT SEBASTIAN'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

Vittorio CarvelliSaint Sebastian (died c. 288) was a Christian saint and martyr, who is said to have been killed during the Roman emperorDiocletian's persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post and shot with arrows.



Church of the Holy Sepulchre
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan. The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. Today it also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, while control of the building is shared between several Christian churches and secular entities in complicated arrangements essentially unchanged for centuries. Today, the church is home to Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Anglican and Protestant Christians have no permanent presence in the church.

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PREPARATORY DRAWINGS and MONOCHROME STUDIES
by VITTORIO CARVELLI




© Copyright Vittorio Carvelli 2015

'FALLEN GLADIATOR'

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'CHARON in the ARENA'

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'CHARON DEFEATED'

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'JENSEITS - THE WORLD BEYOND'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'FALLEN ANGEL'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



"THE GOD RISING'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014




"YOUNG SATYR WITH A FLUTE'
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014



'NUDE YOUTH ON A HORSE'
(Male Nude Study)
© Vittorio Carvelli 2014

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2 comments:

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Peter Crawford said...

translation of above

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