In response to the previous post "The Naked and the Nude", I am pursuing the discussion in further detail in appreciating the Asian male physique. Previously, we have discussed the difference between the naked and the naked and its forms. With this, let us explore the abstract beefcake.
To define the term, it is indeed worth lifting a quote from the Cambridge Dictionary Online (2010) , wherein beefcake is defined as an attractive man with big muscles, or men with such bodies as shown in pictures or in shows.
Art and Popular Culture (2009) published a post about Beefcake magazines, on which have been in existence since the 1930s to 1960s. These magazines featured muscular men in athletic poses. Initially, the market were generally men since the magazines promoted fitness and health (Ibid.).
From the definition of beefcake, to define abstract beefcake, we can define it from the perspective in Photography, wherein these are photos of men with good physique, big muscles on which the face is not the focus (often neglected) so that the body or the physique is the center of attention.
So here are some of the Asian hunks, all in duotone photos, to illustrate abstract nude or abstract beefcake. As you may notice, if you have read the previous post on The Naked and the Nude, we have featured here some of the hunks previously included.
Nicky Sura Teerakol
Ha Seok Jin
Art and Popular Culture (2009). Beefcake magazines. Retrieved from http://www.artandpopularculture.com/Male_physique.
Cambridge Dictionary Online (2010). Beefcake. Retrieved from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/beefcake