Italy, circa 1900.
FLASHBACK FRIDAY! every Friday we take a break from contemporary art to bring you some queer art from the past.
This weeks installment:
Guglielmo Plüschow (born Wilhelm Plüschow; August 18, 1852 – January 3, 1930), was A German photographer who moved to Italy and became known for his nude photos of local youths, predominantly males (but also females). Being the cousin of Wilhelm von Gloeden, who, despite taking up nude photography later than Plüschow, soon overshadowed him, Plüschow was several times at odds with the law and charged with corruption of minors. Today, his photography is recognized for its artistic merits, even though it is generally considered somewhat inferior to von Gloeden’s on account of his less graceful handling of lighting and the sometimes strangely stilted poses of his models.