Above a sketch willem kok did of me
it was a trial for a letterhead
for my professional correspondence
in the field of my theater-light-designer work
It would have cost me a lot of orders
had I really gone ahead with it.
I did use another Willem image for quite
some time in the more tolerant eighties
and even that was not received with great enthousiasm everywhere
So I ended up censoring my own naughty bits ;)
New territories recently explored on the db mc pages :
this update page stopped functioning when the calendar frontpage was introduced in 2013.
A lot of discussion going on at some yahoo groups about the memory of Greasetank. Yahoo with its strong basis in the US republican party and consequent neoreligious sensorship could never be the host for a Grease tribute. A serious attempt at that, however small, but with nothing of the essence left out is at our Dutch server. Sadly US law prevents me from linking directly, so you have to ask for a password here.
Happy new year everybody. To start off, a new design general page with 3 amazing artists.
Still had trouble uploading to the old server of Delftboys, so updates to the free section were broken off halfway a lot. Just know that I am aware, and more (or just as) annoyed as any of you, of some x-ed out images in the free art section. Luckily last nite the connection went smooth again, so there is a new Christmas Splash there and the page about Germany leading up to World War II is now intact without missing images.
A long overdue page on the history of homosexual art in the world of islam has been uploaded. It is our intention that all historic material, especially from the public domain and free of copyright should be on the free pages. However due to the touchy subject matter we have, for the time being, placed it in the masterclass.
Another sidestep: I've been restoring and rerouting links on my own splashpage So you can go back there with the "previous" button to the end of 2001. These pages all deal with queer art too, but just a touch on a more personal level.
Another real live event to celebrate the succesfull masterclass transfer. Everybody is invited to the vernissage of the huge Falco Fresco at the local gay community center @ Lange Geer 22 in Delft at 21 hrs, december 4th. Naked sex- and dance party afterwards till ~1AM.
Yippee ! All still valid users of the past months had their access codes transferred to the queerart domain and given one month extra subscription. Subscribing to the masterclass, now at queerart has also re - opened. Just one last hopefully unneeded precaution: transferring all these codes had to be done manually, so still, errors cannot be ruled out. If yours does not work, just once again: mail me.
Now all that remains is clearing out dead links and setting them to queerart. In the coming days all old masterclass files at the delftboys domain will be cleared.
Links have been reset to point to the new masterclass URL, as final step new members subscription will be enabled again this week, I hope. Just refound a page that was published poorly here: dedicated to the torture of Billy by artist Eric.
For anybody still there, I mean the clever dicks that managed to get through the passwordtroubles unscaved there is a new general gallery at the queerart masterclass. If you're lost in cyberspace but still registered member, don't hesitate to ask directions.
The end of login troubles is near: The masterclass, including registration and login, should now be fully operational here at the QueerArt server. registered members could need new entrycodes. Don't hesitate to ask
Sorry, not much on serious art news this month (let's consider it my inspiration break and I can tell you it worked!) so NOT 2 WORRY! Meanwhile at the contols here were some kids who found it best to get back a century (to please the old farts) with updating the Maxwell Caulfield fotos on the first èver Harry Bush gallery plus an update of the first Ted of Paris page.
got a phoneline subscription for the masterclass I cannot inform him about the temporary masterclass login. Just hope he reads this and do not try to be funny now; he still needs to come up with his subscription codes.
I'm back! a first report on a great week in California is here.
I'm still working on the changeover to the new server; which takes longer then expected. Off to LA though: Hope to bring back inspiration a rockhard cock and pix from my visit to the ToF artfair
Do you remember the old Vintage posingstrap slideshow? Got so much more recently, that another vintage gallery was called into being.
In anticipation of the complete masterclass move, this page has been uploaded to the new server only. All current masterclass users have been notified of the whereabouts of the URL . If you missed that message, do ask again.
Palanca work was added to the extreme gallery at the separate site and the Cartoons page was updated too.
Falco has moved to yet another platform: animation. To be found at the bottom of his updated 2nd gallery.
On this sad day when we have to come to terms with the demise of one of the most controversial websites, run by Greasetank. He hosted art that depicted extreme stuff and bloodhed and gore which is a big nono these days. Why that is maintained for a fantasy website and not for Hollywood has always been a mystery to me. A commercial site that was going to continue it chickened out at the last moment. We here are looking for ways to fund hosting it or a follow up site. I'd also like to draw your attention to another website: it's free it's great: Private Parts.
due to changed settings at the delftboys host the reliable working of the password routine cannot be easily restored. So the masterclass will move to queerart.nl. This is a vast operation that requires a multitude of links to be changed. Current Masterclass members are being informed of how access is maintained for them during the process. The old Delftboys server will remain in use to host the free section, which gets a lot of extra growth space this way. Martin of Holland will play host on a new controversial section there
It's my birthday today HOERAY!. As the dutch voted for the best painting èver. Nr 1 and 2 were not for Rembrandt, but for my fellow Delftboi Johan Vermeer. His view on Delft was nr 1. It's featured a lot on various db pages (but not very homo-erotic) to stay in tune I'd very much like to revitalise the poll page. There's new stuff added.
the CUM page was not included in the thumbs. It is now, and updated too.
quite a few great new photocollages on the wallpaper page
Frantic research over at Verotel payed off; the login problem seems solved, but some pages still have to be checked. Which, due to the vastness of the collection, is a massive work. If a registered masterclass member still finds a login problem do not hesitate to get in touch for the alternative secure way in.
Last weeks Windows security update may cause difficulty with the password routine. I find all works well again when popup blocking is switched off and this site placed in the 'trusted' folder with security level at low. With Firefox and other browsers there should be similar options, with different names possibly. To fit with our football cover this month, here's a Leonard gallery
a lot of new imagery has been added to the desktop, wallpaper and screensavers page.
Been talking with Martin about improving the navigation of the site once more. Due to the ongoing shift in what this site is about, the increasing speed that content travels across the net, and thus the ever increasing filesizes and dimensions of artwork presented, giving a decent overview of the overall content here is a hard job and with content ever expanding threatening to become the most time consuming part of maintaining the site. This is the reason that the overall thumbnail page has not been updated recently. It also got waaay too large for one page. Still, an attempt is made to add the new content of the past year here and split it in two.
The historic dates overview that was part of the early ages has now been extended to all pages dealing with art history. Completing this has taken over a year, because it was so labour intensive.
The etienne month really gets up to speed now, with a splash page and the -singalong- road kings page.
Another repair job was needed as a lot of trains were long overdue at art 18. a Complete Etienne strip in crisp png format was added too.
For starters, may I introduce you to a weblog entirely dedicated to queer artwork. Some great links there to keep you busy if today is a holiday for you. Further: may will be Etienne month; some great surprises in store . . .
Someone asked why I did not have any Tom of Finland on the site. Although there is a sound reason, his foundation is doing more than enough promotion of his work, there nevertheless is quite a lot anyway as you can see in the alfabetic directory, but don't forget the parodies at gal 27.
join the Carnival live from Rio brought in a Tom Jones update
Previous naked-god-award winner Roscoe has a new book out. As all queer culture from New Orleans can do with a kick (uh stick) in the butt, to help 'm crawl out of the mud, (sorry to those who like to wallow eternally) an ad is added. And hey guys: do have a superb Mardi Gras !
the current splash page takes a stand against religious oppression. In addition we have a new page with political cartoons .
readers of my diary may already have found the page on the photo-paint work of Johan van Breukelen, whith quite a few works for which I modeled myself.
After the christmas screensavers project I felt it was time for some real queer desktop wallpapers, a major serverspace chruncher. The skinnydip scene from Barebackmountain is included.
a significant addition to the third of the Japanese pages and go see the moving progress on devellopment of the new house style at queerart.
after about 3 years of development, having the new oganisation in place, we feel we should start looking for a fresh feel of the site. Until now the entrypoints homowebmuseum.nl and queerart.nl are just mirror - entries to the entire site. The latter wil for the coming months be used to try out new design and navigation. Mind you, goal remains not to get lost in artyfarty and nerdy aproaches and the first trial will not work on Firefox .
The interview with the very charming and witty Robert W Richards prompted me to separate the two atists that were up to now entangled in the Kent gallery
maby not a gay artist, but very dear and influential, so, as it's 400 years ago since he was born, an extension of the dutch page was called for. Also a pic of a guy pissing is added to the appropriate history page. And re-visit Willem Kok's version of the nightwatch
to welcome you across to the new annum, an illustrated marine monsterstory will keep you busy for a while.
I keep trying to improve and adhere to your wishes, time allowing.
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