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The Hot 1850s: Western Pornographic Daguerreotypes in Times of Shozan and Kuniyoshi

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During the last twenty years of the Edo period, while classic shunga still prospered in Japan, there was a time of daguerreotype photography in Europe. This technology, invented by Louis Daguerre in 1839 lied in the usage of polished silver-plated coppers, which became sensitive to the light after had been treated with iodine vapor. Then […]

A Crazy Hand Mimicking Copulation By Koikawa Shozan

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Hilarious close-up shunga depicting ‘a hand emulating the act of copulation while being watched by three phalusses.’ From the series ‘Misuji nohikizome’ (c.1854) by Koikawa Shozan (1821–1907) Toys The design is discussed very shortly in the book ‘Japanese Erotic Art, the Hidden World of Shunga‘ (Fig.52 on p.263). According to the author the three phallus figures are […]

Koikawa Shozan, the Prime Topographer of Sex Inspired By Hiroshige

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Koikawa Shozan (1831-1907) was a prolific artist* and was active in both the Edo period as the Meiji period. Although his shunga work relies heavily on that of his contemporaries, he created a lot of imaginative designs. He published numerous books in which he used various pen names and also made the illustrations for the stories. Topographer […]

Sex Toys And Erotic Dreams By Czech Surrealist Toyen

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Marie Čerminová aka Toyen (1902-1980) was a Czech painter known for his wish to distance himself from femininity. Protesting against the bourgeoisie, the artist changed the name to a gender-neutral pseudonym derived from French ‘citoyen.’ Toyen wore man clothes and maintained a friendship majorly with male surrealists. Fig. 1. Toyen (pinterest.com) Early Years Toyen early […]

6 Surprising Shunga Trick Pictures Examining Various Vulva

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During the nineteenth century the smaller koban-sized prints and also hanshibon (book) size ‘toy’ prints (shikake-e) containing flaps and doors that could be opened to reveal explicit sensuality were very popular in Japan. Move the Genitalia These kind of ‘pop-up porn’ illustrations at first show a rather innocent scene of a couple under a blanket […]

Maestro of the Black Humor Roger Testu and His Erotic Designs

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Roger Testu/Tetsu (1913-2008) was a French painter and cartoonist who began his career in the 1950s. Besides his obvious talent and skill, the reason why we pay attention to this honored master of caricatures is that his works remind us of both Roland Topor and Georges Wolinski, whom we passionately love and to whom our […]

Playful Geisha and Tied Phalluses in the Digital Art of Japi Honoo (36 Pics)

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Japi Honoo (1968) is an artist born in the romantic city of Venice, Italy. She is known above all for her magnificent work with digital photography and her excellent selection of photo manipulations. Photoshop Her love for the visual came to her as a child when she watched drawings and movies, but her real influences […]

The 12 Most Viewed Articles of the Year 2020

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For the fourth consecutive year, we take a look at our 12 most read articles of 2020. There are no fewer than six new arrivals and also a new number one. Popular are the articles on close-up erotica, contemporary erotic artists, and of course the inevitable tentacle eroticism! Now without further ado, the most popular […]

Georges Wolinski and His Sharp Cartoons on Sex, Politics, and Society

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Being devotees of the cartoon-like works of the Taisho period and comical warai-e pictures by Shozan and Kyosai, which are exposed on this site, we’ve decided to pay attention to one of the masters of Western caricature, French artist Georges Wolinski (1934-2015). He was born in French Tunisia in a Jewish family and lost his […]

“The Great Dance Macabre Of Life” by Martin Van Maële (35 Pics)

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Martin Van Maële (1863-1926) was a French illustrator, mainly known now for his erotic drawings. His father was an engraver and teacher at the Beaux-Arts school in Geneva. Maële illustrated texts by Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Edgar Poe, Conan Doyle. He also produced illustrations for ancient and medieval classics like Apuleius, Ovid, and Aretino. Sharp […]

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