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Muscular Home Artwork


#1

So my fiance and I are looking for a painting or a photo (large) to put in the living space and I got the idea to have something up there that shows strength, human form, stuff that we all like here.

But I don't want pics of bodybuilders, or oiled up dudes on there. Something that shows a muscular human form and how badass it can be.

So far I've found a few that I like, what do you think?

http://www.redbubble.com/people/mglosser/art/2545341-4-mma

http://www.redbubble.com/people/shredman/art/2602412-4-a-fighters-faith (favorite, if only in black and white)

http://www.redbubble.com/people/ma9rk/art/1292486-5-self-nude

http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?startat=/getposter.asp&APNum=1345088&CID=BCECD92E554B432C88FB457D9976285D&PPID=1&Search=&f=t&FindID=0&P=1&PP=2&sortby=PD&c=c&page=1

I had to sorts through TONS of very homo pics on that redbubble site, wowzers.

Anyone got some better ideas?


#2

1st one is cool, the rest are gay


#3

Something like this could be nice, except you'd be wrestling the bull of course.


#4

"That's me taking the bull by the horns. It's a metaphor. But that really happened."


#5

How about pictures of classical sculptures... like the ones in Rome?
Or perhaps drawings by Michelangelo?
Or prints of Frazetta's heroic imagery?


#6

I dig this one, http://killustrated.com/pisarenko.html


#7

http://athletic-art.com/product.php?p_id=6


#8

Just kidding..no really, that happened


#9

I'd go with a painting over a photo. It's hard to find a photo of what you're looking for that doesn't look homoerotic, IMO.


#10

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/The-Thinker-Posters_i1513651_.htm
http://www.zazzle.com/atlas_poster-228134291555667505


#11

This is timeless :wink:

Seriously though I do like #1. It should be an image of man in motion rather than a pose, my2c.


#12

Ooooh, I like that one a lot. I guess photos are acceptable if it's a photo of a sculpture =P


#13

This.

You should also realize its a photograph expertly manipulated in Photoshop. If you didnt before.


#14

Agreed. Has your wife seen any of your proposed ideas? I can't think she'd cosign on any of those.


#15

http://www.art.com/products/p12984542-sa-i2259868/muhammad-ali-vs-sonny-liston.htm?sorig=cat&sorigid=4263&dimvals=4263&ui=8b6b22251731450aa6d44f0c417c8d03


#16

I think the whole concept of putting up muscular dudes as artwork is....whack.....unless you are running a gym or a gay bath house.


#17

What you talkin' about, man?


#18

Got you covered...


#19

http://noteable-concepts.blogspot.com/2008/02/pugilist-at-rest.html

Here's one of my favorites


#20

MMMMmmmmmmmmm...... art.