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depictions of

   

The Classic Male Nude

    

Nude ephebes posing and playing by the pool at La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon




‘RESTING SWIMMER’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – Hearst Castle – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘THE BIG SPLASH’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – Hearst Castle – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘BOY IN THE POOL’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – Hearst Castle – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘NUDE SWIMMER’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘BOY WITH RED HAIR’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘STRETCHING BY THE POOL’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘PLAYING IN THE POOL’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘BOY WITH A BLUE TOWEL’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvell

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)

‘FLEXING SWIMMER’

(Male Nude Study)

Vittorio Carvelli

(based on the ‘Neptune Pool’ – La Cuesta Encantada – San Simeon)


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THE NEPTUNE POOL

The Neptune Pool is the name of the outdoor swimming pool at ‘La Cuesta Encantada’ (Hearst Castle) in San Simeon, California.

It is fed by mountain water and is surrounded by ancient Roman style columns and statues.

Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the Neptune Pool was started in 1924 and was finally completed after several redesigns and re-buildings in 1936.

Three swimming pools were built on this site, each successively larger.

Initial plans for the site called for a “Temple Garden” with an ornamental pool and temple structure.

On March 31, 1924, W.R. Hearst – (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) – wrote in a letter to Julia Morgan – (January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957) , “I am sending back the plan of the temple garden with the suggestion that we make the pool longer than it is, as long as a swimming pool.”

On June 17, 1924, Morgan wrote that the first swimming pool was nearing completion: “Neptune and the two ladies can be placed but the finished basins will take some time yet.”

The second version of the pool, a substantial enlargement, was created in 1926-1927.

This version had a series of concrete steps at the southern side called the Cascade, down which water flowed.

The Neptune and Nereid statues, presently in the temple pediment, then stood at the top of the Cascade.

The present version of the pool was under construction from 1934-1936.

It is unlikely that the enlargement was done to make it closer to Olympic size, as has sometimes been conjectured; Olympic pools are 165 feet long.

It is more likely that the colonnades and Cassou statues, which were planned from the late 1920′s, required an enlarged treatment.

Morgan anticipated further modifications of the pool for Cassou’s Neptune statuary group to be placed in the small upper pool.

The final version of the pool as it stands at the Castle today is 104 feet long, 58 feet wide and 95 feet wide at alcove.

It is 3.5 feet deep at the west end, 10 feet at drains and holds 345,000 gallons of water.

Other unique aspects of the Neptune Pool include the oil burning heating system, the light-veined Vermont marble decorating the pools and colonnades, and four 17-century Italian bas-reliefs on the sides of the colonnades.

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‘ROMAN  GLADIATOR’

Vittorio Carvelli

A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, “swordsman”, from gladius, “sword”) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their legal and social standing and their lives by appearing in the arena.
Most were despised as slaves, schooled under harsh conditions, socially marginalized, and segregated even in death. Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered audiences an example of Rome’s martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim.
They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.
Here a muscular young gladiator is depicted, wearing a Corinthian style helmet and a leather loincloth, as he takes up a fighting stance.
 
 

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‘THERMOPYLAE’

Μάχη τῶν Θερμοπυλῶν

Vittorio Carvelli

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The Spartiates  or Homoioi (Greek: Ὅμοιοι “those who are alike”) were the males of Spartais known to the spartans as “peers” or “men of equal status”.
From a young age, male Spartiates were trained for battle and put through grueling challenges intended to craft them into fearless warriors.
In battle, they had the reputation of being the best soldiers in Greece, and the strength of Sparta’s hoplite forces let the city become the dominant state in Greece throughout much of the Classical period.
No other City-state would dare to attack Sparta even though it only could muster a force of about 8000 Spartiates during the zenith of its dominance.
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The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by Themistocles, (an Athenian General), and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece.
It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the pass of Thermopylae (‘The Hot Gates’).
The Persian invasion was a delayed response to the defeat of the first Persian invasion of Greece, which had been ended by the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon.
Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Greece.
The Athenian general Themistocles had proposed that the allied Greeks block the advance of the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae, and simultaneously block the Persian navy at the Straits of Artemisium.
A Greek force of approximately 7,000 men marched north to block the pass in the summer of 480 BC. The Persian army, alleged by the ancient sources to have numbered in the millions but today considered to have been much smaller (various figures are given by scholars ranging between about 100,000 and 300,000),[7][8] arrived at the pass in late August or early September. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held off the Persians for seven days in total (including three of battle), before the rear-guard was annihilated in one of history’s most famous last stands. During two full days of battle, the small force led by King Leonidas I of Sparta blocked the only road by which the massive Persian army could pass. After the second day of battle, a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by revealing a small path that led behind the Greek lines. Aware that his force was being outflanked, Leonidas dismissed the bulk of the Greek army, and remained to guard the rear with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, 400 Thebans and perhaps a few hundred others, the vast majority of whom were killed..
 

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‘THE FATAL THRUST – GLADIATORS’

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‘NAKED SPARTAN’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘DEFEATED  NUBIAN  GLADIATOR’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘OLYMPIC  ATHLETE’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘OLYMPIC  ATHLETE’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE  DISCUS  THROWER’

VITTORIO CARVELLI

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‘NUDE  JAVELIN  THROWER’

VITTORIO  CARVELLI

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‘NUDE STUDY – OLYMPIC RUNNER’

VITTORIO  CARVELLI

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  Αδωνις

‘ADONIS’

أودنيس شاب فائق الجمال

Vittotio Carvelli

  Adonis, originally a Phoenician god (Phoenicia being modern day Lebanon), also known in Greek mythology as a favorite of Aphrodite (Greek: Adonis, “lord”) is a figure with Northwest Semitic antecedents, where he is a central cult figure in various mystery religions, who entered Greek mythology.His cult belonged to women: the cult of dying Adonis was fully-developed in the circle of young girls around the poet Sappho from the island of Lesbos, about 600 BCE, as revealed in a fragment of Sappho’s surviving poetry.The beautiful Adonis was the young lover of Venus.He was killed by a wild boar in the hunt and died in her arms after she came to him when hearing his groans.Upon death, she sprinkled his blood with blood; and the short-lived windflower, anemone, which takes its name from the wind which so easily makes it fall, was produced.

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‘Νίκη’ – ( VICTORY)

انتصار

Vittorio Carvelli

In Greek mythology, (Greek: Νίκη “Victory”) was a goddess who personified victory throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture.
She is known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria.Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water), and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (violence), and Zelus (Zeal). Nike and her siblings were close companions of Zeus, the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon. According to classical myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame. This contemporary image is very unusual, int that Nike is depicted in masculine form, holding a palm of victory.

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‘Ἄτλας’ – (ATLAS)

Vittorio Carvelli

 
In Greek mythology, Atlas was the primordial Titan who supported the heavens. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in north-west Africa. Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Klyméne, -”Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled maid Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus.” Hyginus emphasises the primordial nature of Atlas by making him the son of Aether and Gaia. In contexts where a Titan and a Titaness are assigned each of the seven planetary powers, Atlas is paired with Phoebe and governs the moon. He had three brothers — Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius.Atlas continues to be a commonly used icon in western culture, as a symbol of strength or stoic endurance. He is often shown kneeling on one knee while supporting an enormous round globe on his back and shoulders. The globe originally represented the celestial sphere of ancient astronomy, rather than the earth. The use of the term atlas as a name for collections of terrestrial maps and the modern understanding of the earth as a sphere have combined to inspire the many depictions of Atlas’ burden as the earth.

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‘Ἄττις’ – (ATTIS)

Vittorio Carvelli

Attis was the consort of Cybele in Phrygian and Greek mythology. His priests were eunuchs, as explained by origin myths pertaining to Attis and castration. The 19th-century identification with the name Atys encountered in Herodotus (i.34-45) as the historical name of the son of Croesus, as “Atys the sun god, slain by the boar’s tusk of winter”, and as a life-death-rebirth deity as described by James Frazer, are mistaken. As Attis grew, his beauty was godlike, and Agdistis as Cybele, then fell in love with him. But the foster parents of Attis sent him to Pessinos, where he was to wed the king’s daughter. According to some versions the King of Pessinos was Midas. Just as the marriage-song was being sung, Cybele appeared in her transcendent power, and Attis went mad and cut off his genitals. Attis’ father-in-law-to-be, the king who was giving his daughter in marriage, followed suit, prefiguring the self-castrating corybantes who devoted themselves to Cybele. But Agdistis repented and saw to it that the body of Attis should neither rot at all nor decay. Attis was reborn as an evergreen pine tree. This rebirth was celebrated on 25 March – the festival of Hilaria.

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‘Προμηθεύς’  -  ( PROMETHEUS )

Vittorio Carvelli

In Greek mythology, Prometheus (Ancient Greek: for “forethought”), is a Titan, the son of Iapetus and Themis, and brother to Atlas, Epimetheus and Menoetius. He was a champion of mankind, known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. Zeus then punished him for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. His myth has been treated by a number of ancient sources, in which Prometheus is credited with – or blamed for – playing a pivotal role in the early history of mankind.

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‘YOUNG PROMETHEUS’

عارية بروميثيوس

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘YOUNG ENDYMION’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘CONTEMPORARY NARCISSUS’

Vittorio Carvelli

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Ἔρως – (EROS) إيروس إله الحب

Vittorio Carvelli . Eros – in Greek mythology, was the primordial god of sexual love and beauty. He was also worshipped as a fertility deity. His Roman counterpart was Cupid (“desire”), also known as Amor (“love”). In some myths, he was the son of the deities Aphrodite and Ares, but according to Plato’s Symposium, he was conceived by Poros (Plenty) and Penia(Poverty) at Aphrodite’s birthday. Like Dionysus, he was sometimes referred to as Eleutherios, “the liberator”.

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‘πᾶν’  - (MARIO AS PAN)

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Γανυμήδης - (GANYMEDE & ZEUS)

Vittorio Carvelli

. In Greek mythology, Ganymede, or Ganymedes, is a divine hero whose homeland was Troy. He was a prince, son of the eponymous Tros of Dardania and of Callirrhoe, and brother of Ilus and Assaracus. Ganymede was the most attractive of mortals, which led Zeus, in the form of an eagle, to abduct him for service as cup-bearer to the gods and, in Classical and Hellenistic Greece, as Zeus’s eromenos. For the etymology of his name, Robert Graves’ The Greek Myths offers ganyesthai + medea, “rejoicing in virility”. The word “catamite” (boy or youth kept by a man for sexual purposes) is derived from Ganymede. One of the moons of Jupiter is named after him, and was discovered by Galileo Galilei.

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‘SAGITTARIUS – THE ARCHER’

Vittorio Carvelli

In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is identified as a centaur: half human, half horse. In some legends, the Centaur Chiron was the son of Philyra and Saturn, who was said to have changed himself into a horse to escape his jealous wife, Rhea. Chiron was eventually immortalised in the constellation of Centaurus or in some version, Sagittarius. The arrow of this constellation points towards the star Antares, the “heart of the scorpion”.

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‘Νάρκισσος’ – ( NARCISSUS )

Vittorio Carvelli

. Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek: Νάρκισσος), possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning “sleep, numbness,” in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty.He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. As divine punishment he fell in love with his own reflection in a pool, not realizing it was merely an image, and he wasted away to death, not being able to leave the beauty of his own reflection. Several versions of this myth have survived from ancient sources. The classic version is by Ovid, found in book 3 of his Metamorphoses (completed 8 AD). An earlier version ascribed to the poet Parthenius of Nicaea, composed around 50 BC, was recently rediscovered among the Oxyrhynchus papyri at Oxford. Unlike Ovid’s version, this one ends with Narcissus committing suicide.

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‘PETER PAN & TINK’

Vittorio Carvelli

.Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie’s works.
for more information about J M Barrie & Peter Pan go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18746429/So-Long-Ago-So-Clear
 

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‘PETER PAN’

Vittorio Carvelli

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“THE GOD RISING’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE ON THE ROCKS’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘YOUNG GOD OF THE SEA’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘BOYS PLAYING ON THE BEACH’

الأولاد يلعبون على الشاطئ

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘EXUBERANCE – NUDE BOY ON A BEACH’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘BOYS WRESTLING ON THE BEACH’

قتال الأولاد

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‘SHAUN – NUDE BOY IN THE SEA’

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‘BLOND BOY IN THE SURF’

عارية الصبي في موجات

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‘SHAUN – NUDE BOY IN THE SEA’

تحية

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘BOYS  PLAYING  IN  THE  SEA’

الأولاد يلعبون في البحر

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘RUNNING IN THE SURF – NUDE BOY IN THE SEA’

تشغيل في موجات

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘BALANCE – NUDE BOY ON THE BEACH’

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‘BOY  WITH  A  BOAT’

وفتى قوارب

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘BOYS ON THE BEACH’

الصبيان على الشاطئ

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘GREETING  THE  WAVES’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘RECLINING NUDE STUDY’

(Nude Boy on a Beach)صبي عارية على الشاطئ
Vittorio Carvelli

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‘MORNING SWIM’

السباحة صباحا

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘EMERGENCE’

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‘BOY IN A LAKE’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘GATHERING FLOWERS’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘HANS’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘IN THE WOODS’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘PAN – BOY IN A FORREST’

(akt im wald) 

صبي عارية في غابة

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE BOY IN THE FORREST’

صبي عارية في غابة

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE BOY BY THE LAKE’

على ضفاف البحيرة

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‘NUDE FAUN – BOY IN THE RUSHES’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘JENSEITS – THE WORLD BEYOND’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘FALLEN ANGEL’

وهبطت الملائكة

Vittorio Carvelli

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גַּבְרִיאֵל

‘YOUNG  GABRIEL’

الشاب غبريال

Vittorio Carvelli

In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel (- the strength of God) is an archangel who serves as a messenger from God. He first appears in the Book of Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel’s visions. In the Gospel of Luke Gabriel foretold the births of both John the Baptist and of Jesus. Christians of the Catholic traditions refer to him as Gabriel the Archangel.

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‘CRUCIFIXION’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘SAINT SEBASTIAN’

Vittorio Carvelli

Saint Sebastian (died c. 288) was a Christian saint and martyr, who is said to have been killed during the Roman emperorDiocletian’s persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post and shot with arrows.

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre 

Vittorio Carvelli 

  The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan.   The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. Today it also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, while control of the building is shared between several Christian churches and secular entities in complicated arrangements essentially unchanged for centuries. Today, the church is home to Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Anglican and Protestant Christians have no permanent presence in the church.

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‘NUDE BOY ON A SHEET’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘RECLINING NUDE STUDY’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE STUDY – MITCH’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘RECLINING NUDE STUDY’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE STUDY – STEVE’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE STUDY – CONTEMPLATION’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE STUDY – FREEDOM’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE STUDY’

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‘NUDE  MALE  TORSO’

VITTORIO CAERVELLI

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‘FREEDOM – NUDE  MALE  TORSO’

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‘DOMINIK’

Vittorio Carvelli

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‘NUDE  MALE  TORSO – COOL DUDE’

VITTORIO CAERVELLI

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Wearing an elegant black silk shirt, this handsome young man is caught looking down modestly, as he displays his well developed pectorals and his perfectly formed adominals.

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‘NUDE  MALE  - BOY WITH A VEIL’

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