Well…it was a given that we’d be returning to camp mystic Elisàr von Kupffer. The Baltic German artist, born on this day in 1872, used his canvasses to explore his own quasi-Christian religion known as Clarism. And although his utopian visions are peopled by slightly androgynous ephebes, their ritualistic poses suggest not so much an orgy as a clothes-optional Rosicrucian jamboree. Even in works not labelled as self portraits, Kupffer’s own features predominate.
Dress-down Friday: Elisàr von Kupffer