Wednesday, January 29, 2014

We've always been naughty! Erotic art in history

I've always been fascinated with the history we didn't learn in school. Art as well, especially pieces not suitable for our textbooks. As I look back, I realize that all through the ages people have been a randy sort of race. After some research last year into the origins of the dildo, I can safely say that internet porn isn't new, technologically speaking. Erotica has been showcased throughout the ages in paintings, sculptures, engravings, and writing. The difference is the avenue we use to get to it. Basically, it has always been available in some form or another.

It is impressive to see the skill and intricate detail in the following art. Hell, I can't even draw a good stick person! Before photography though, artists were highly prized, capturing moments and people that may very well be lost memories without them...or creating a special artwork ;)

My plan is to showcase art from different artists now and then. Today, Agostino Carracci.

Agostino Carracci - 1557-1602 Italy

Hercules and Deianira

Achilles and Briseis - 1798

Mars and Venus

Jupiter and Junon

Bacchus and Ariadne

Julia with Athlete

The Satyr and Nymph

Messalina in Lisisica's booth

 Alcibiades and Glycera

 The Cult of Priapus

Angelique and Medor

Ovid and Corrine

Paris and Cenone

Antony and Cleopatra

Enee and Didon

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