Such vivacity, life and colour, perhaps a post-coital glow was he straight, bisexual, gay? In that sense, the very spirit of the life reform movement that appeared at the turn of the century was one in which the naked male body was seen as a harmonious part of nature and a symbol of the desire to renew society. Arthur Wardle - An Idyll of Summer vintage colour photo. William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Admiration Subcategories This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total. George Washington Lambert - The Bathers, Breton Bather - Paul Gauguin.