From Miss Rosen’s article discussing George Platt Lynes for the “Illicit Histories” series at Another Man:

While Lynes’ sexuality was an open secret, few knew he was working on a series of male nudes, which began with the Mythology series in the 1930s. These works reveal the influence of the artist’s exchanges with Surrealists like Salvador Dalí, embracing the movement’s distinctive blend of dream-like theatricality and classical forms. By incorporating elements of Surrealism to his pictures, Lynes aspired to elevate his photographs to the canon alongside masters from ancient times and the Renaissance – when the male nude was revered, rather than reviled, by the powers that be.

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Browse works by George Platt Lynes at ClampArt