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Jeff Faerber On His Subversive Art (Second Part Interview)

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Follow up of the interview (here you can find part 1) with Jeff Faerber on his NSFW art. All right, where’d we leave off? O yes, shunga… Q: Despite their explicitness your shunga paintings have a more upbeat feel about them than your darker non-shunga work. Is this on purpose? Or is this my interpretation? JF: […]

Engaging Interview With the NSFW Artist Jeff Faerber

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As an art dealer specialized in erotic art I have become so accustomed to the graphic nature of the subject that I often forget that some people may be offended when they are being exposed to this kind of images. I was confronted with this in 2014 when 50 of my videos (mainly on shunga) […]

The Faceless Ballet Dancer and the Averted Nudes of Joop Moesman

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The painting October (Fig.1) from 1965 by Joop Moesman (1909-1988) is almost a repetition from Little Angel (Fig.2) from 1932. In the foreground Moesman painted instead of a painting hand, a faceless ballet dancer, taken from a photograph of the performance of the ballet in Shakespeare’s drama ‘Pericles‘, an image he chanced upon in The Illustrated London News (Fig.1c). […]

The Surrealist Kazuki Takamatsu and His Gloomy Depth Map Paintings (43 Pics)

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In 1978, the outstanding graphics researcher Lance Williams (1949- 2017) introduced the revolutionary ‘depth map’ technique, a process by which shadows are added to 3D computer graphics. Coincidentally, the year of this invention was also the birth year of the Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu (1978) who would become widely known for using this technique in his […]

The Unfathomable Desire of the Mysterious Apollonia Saintclair (90 Pics)

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The female artists who make erotic work, in past and present, are well represented in the genre. But there is one compelling voice working within the sensual ‘idiom’ that is difficult to ignore. The name of this mysterious self-taught artist, whose ambiguous black-and-white universe we, the viewer get sucked into, is Apollonia Saintclair. She chose […]

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 […]

24 Explicit B&W Illustrations Depicting the Erotic Surrealism of Michael Hutter

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In our earlier article on the German surrealist Michael Hutter (1963) and the subsequent interview with him, we’ve already been able to get to know the artist and his work extensively. Melchior Grün Recently, I came across some striking b&w illustrations by the artist that were more explicitly erotic in their portrayal in comparison with his […]

The Devilish Hedonism in the Work of the Dark Artist Kerb Crawler (69 Pics)

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Until recently I was unfamiliar with Chilean art, but there are two striking examples that have piqued my curiosity. The first is the film Trauma* (2017), a gut-wrenching settlement with the traumas after the Pinochet regime, and the second is the work of the independent artist Cristóbal López, working under the moniker Kerb Crawler** (aka. Kerb Crawler […]

The Sadomasochism in ‘Evening Hour’ by the Dutch Surrealist Joop Moesman

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The Dutch self-taught artist Joop Moesman (1909-1988) was a draftsman for the Dutch Railways, surrealist painter, cultural critic and calligrapher. He also designed the Petronius typeface. Moesman became fascinated with surrealism when he discovered a French magazine displaying images of surrealist paintings. Masochistic Images Feelings for women play a leading role in his painterly work. His mother […]

Senju Shunga’s ”Hikage” Inspired by Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows

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Inspired by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s ‘In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows)‘, the essay much admired Senju Shunga’s, this new painting entitled ‘Hikage (Shade)‘ offers a more explicit scene than his previous works. In Praise of Shadows discusses traditional Japanese aesthetics in contrast with change. Senju loves its poetic and beautiful celebration of days gone by and how innovations […]

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