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Chinese Erotic Art: Shanghai Decadence in the 1920s

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The whirlpool of activity in Shanghai during the 1920s and 1930s was unmatched in the Far East. In the booming port city, there was a mixture of the decadence of old China and the crudeness of the new culture. The erotic scroll paintings below were made at that time. They are representative of a genre […]

An Impression of The Fantastic Chinese Erotic Art Collection of Ferdinand Bertholet

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I found this rather shaky video impression of the German exhibition on Chinese erotic art (2011) in Berlin. The show was drawn from the impressive collection of the Dutch art collector Ferdinand Bertholet. It was called Gardens of Pleasure: Sex In Ancient China (Der chinesische Lustgarten). The collection of Ferdinand Bertholet has been displayed and described […]

Chinese Erotic Album Revealing 12 Intimate Secrets From the Third Class Brothel

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Complete Chinese erotic albums rarely come onto the market yet you can check out our new addition. This charming album consisting of twelve finely detailed paintings was produced in the late 19th century (c.1870s), and is from the reputable Ferdinand Bertholet collection. Each painting measures around 6″ x 5 3/4″ inches (15 x 14.5 cm). Fig.1. Front […]

The Founder of the Louvre Museum Vivant Denon and His Erotic ‘Oeuvres Priapique’

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In the current article, we’ll examine erotic prints of the French artist, diplomat, and archaeologist Vivant Denon (1747-1825). His talents, manners, and exceptional devotion to art allowed him to be a favorite of both Louis XV and Napoleon. The sketches of ancient Egyptian monuments, which he made during Napoleon’s military campaign and included in the […]

Achille Deveria Takes Us on an Erotic Tour Around the World

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This series of 12 lithographs (1843) depicting intimate couples in various countries has been given several titles overtime, such as Autour du monde (Around the World) and Types de différents pays (People in Different Countries). The set has been attributed to the French painter Achille Devéria (1800-1857) because of its characteristic style. Lesbian Theme Devéria clearly had […]

Playful Chinese Lesbian Girls Offering a Counterpart to Playboy Models (eBook)

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A long time ago (around 2006), when I first visited the collector Ferry Bertholet (1952) in Amsterdam, my eyes were drawn to a painting hanging in his hallway. It showed this explicit yet delicate private affair of two young Chinese girls. Not For Sale He told me that he painted it himself in 1996 and […]

Expressive Nude Beauties of the Swiss Avant-garde Artist Luciano Castelli

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Today we’re going to take a look at the avant-garde paintings and photos by Luciano Castelli (born in 1951), who is a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, and also has a talent for transforming himself into different personalities. This multi-gifted man was brought up in an artistic family: his father Cornelio Castelli was a talented painter. […]

Pigo Lin Reveals Some of the Secrets Behind His Seductive Art

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As emphasized on our blog, the Asians have traditionally had a special relationship with erotic art. The young Taiwanese artist Pigo Lin (1984) proves that this is not only limited to ancient Japan, China and India. Seductive Universe His tantalizing soft erotic paintings show a confident hand that takes you into one seductive universe with mostly […]

8 Riveting Erotic Gems Produced in Late 19th Century China

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The following 8 erotic paintings were produced in China around 1870 and measure ca. 5 4/5″ x  5 3/4″ inches each. All these unique pieces were part of the acclaimed Ferdinand Bertholet collection. Queue Hairstyle They portray the sensual encounters of young males sporting the then fashionable back-of-head (front-shaved) queue hairstyle and their seductive female […]

Kuniyoshi’s Erotic Parody on Eight Views of Ōmi Hakkei

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The word ‘Ōmi ‘ as used in the Kuniyoshi series ‘Eight Views of Lake Biwa (Ōmi  hakkei)‘, literally means ‘to meet and look’, hence the alternative title ‘Eight Views of Dating‘. But it has also the underlying meaning of a sexual encounter between lovers. Eight Views of Ōmi Simultaneously, ‘Eight Views of Ōmi ‘ induces the accepted subject in […]

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