MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWell then start a post and show some of Miro's work. I will admit that I am not aggressive when it comes to seeking out art but walk into a gay bookstore, no not a sex bookstore I mean a legitimate one and you will see photography books draped all over the windows showing naked male bodies in black and white. From Tom of Finland, to Herb Ritts to Robert Mapplethorpe toTom Bianchi...it is all the same.
It was cool for Ritts to photograph Jack Nicholson with a magnifying glass over his smile to accentuate his maniacal expressive grin. There is nothing I find sexually appealing about that man. I will also take a guess that none of you do either. But the photograph was amazing. But it is not beautiful or clever or witty or amazing to photograph two men in their 40's or 50's who are really in love and are committed to each other. If Ritts photographed two men together in some loving embrace they were always perfect and shaved smooth, typical stuff that so many people have repeated over a decade later.
Miro is not a gay artist.
He was part of the Dada movement and painted anthropomorphic art.
It seems that you are ranting about the gay institution and its representation of the homosexual male in general to be honest.
I have stopped watching gay movies, gay series etc a long time ago for the very reason you are describing.
All gay movies and series from latter days to Queer as Folk etc.
There are always some kind of trial and tribulation that has to be gone through by the gay protagonist before he finds his love of of his life.
Always some form of punishment or sacrifice required for what I consider for "being gay".
Whether it is the estrangement of family, the loss of a loved one or simple fact of disease. It is always present. The gay protagonist never escapes unscathed.
The representation of the gay male in physical form or in relationship will always have a stigma or stereotype attached to him or it.
It is a fact of life. The only thing you can do is to fight against the stereotype.
It will however still be there.
As for art.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and since most of the great masses are sheeple it will be dificult to fight against what is considered the "norm".