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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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