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The Colorful Erotic World of Ikeda Eisen

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The following ten designs by Ikeda Eisen (1790-1848) are from a series called ‘Mitsukumi sakazuki‘ (c.1820s)… Unknown Territory A secret appointment between an experienced geisha and a young lover near the shore. She is impatient and moves her right hand into his kimono. He is reticent because love is still unknown territory to him. Pillow […]

Two-Jointed Shunga Close-ups in the Tomioka Eisen Style

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Below you can find a set of remarkable two-jointed prints designed either by Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905) or one of his followers. The artist shows the viewer the intimate activities of a couple up close by only focusing on the facial expressions of the protagonists (mainly the female) in their ecstatic moments and juxtaposes it to […]

Sensual Eisen Prints of the Playboy Tsuyajihei And a Geisha

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In the nineteenth century, artists like Kunisada (1786-1865) and Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) and their contemporaries started to add new ideas for narrative continuity in their designs. An example of this is a luxury feature such as a foldout page which was used in the Eisen prints below… Sandal In the Water This scene from Keisai Eisen’s […]

Discover Ikeda Eisen’s Excellent “Group Sex” Shunga Masterpiece

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Of all the ukiyo-e artists who designed imagery for the erotic genre of shunga it is by far Ikeda (aka. Keisai) Eisen (1790-1848) who included the most sexual devices to his designs. Today we explore one of these examples that is from his excellent A Light Spring Snow series: Aphrodisiacs Magnificent depiction of a lascivious […]

Troublemaking Prostitute Sada Abe: Seduced Sadist or Rebel Lover? (P1)

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Shunga Gallery focuses mainly on sensual paintings and prints, but the material of the current article enables us to talk about “moving” shunga pictures, we mean cinema, of course. Japanese prostitute Sada Abe (1905-ca. 1972), who murdered and then mutilated (cut off the penis and testicles) her lover Kichizō Ishida in 1936, became a heroine […]

Voluptuous Dream Scenes by Ukiyo-e Masters Harunobu & Koryusai

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The depiction of dreams in ukiyo-e is a rather rare occurrence. This was a characteristic probably most used in the shunga genre where in the designs the thoughts of the concerning protagonist(s) wander off towards erotic desires and encounters. They are represented by means of thought clouds that are still used in comic strips today. Harunobu & […]

Bathhouse Theme in the Engravings of the Medieval Artist Sebald Beham

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Marijn has written several articles on the theme of bathhouses and bathing in shunga, one of the most recent ones was about this enticing Harunobu print. You’ll be right alleging that the depiction of bathhouses was spread not only among Japanese printmakers but among European masters too. For example, this motif often appeared in works […]

Discover the Price Secrets in Our Unique Shunga Art Price Indicator..!!

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Often wondered what Hokusai’s original The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife was sold for in the past? Our unique Shunga Art Price Indicator offers no less than 5 RARE examples (both as an individual piece and in book form) of this most coveted shunga print. Besides this S.A.P.I., which is ONE OF A KIND, includes 176 pages […]

Tomi Ungerer’s Lustful Frogs, Erotic Plants, and Crazy Sex Machines

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Jean Thomas “Tomi” Ungerer (1931-2019) was a French writer and illustrator awarded ten prizes and seven orders. His legacy counts a hundred books with 40 thousand drawings created for children and adults. The museum of illustration, founded in his hometown Strasbourg, bears his name. This Gulliver of the illustrating art was born in a family […]

Sensual Lust and Life In the Drawings of Court Painter Mihaly Zichy

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Mihaly Zichy (1827-1906) was a Hungarian painter living and working in Russia. In his twenties, Zichy gained popularity with paintings on religious and medieval themes and was invited to the Russian court as a drawing teacher of princess Ekaterina Mikhailovna. However, what brought him to the court, later almost wiped his court career out. Too […]

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