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The Secret Garden: Female Artists Share Their Sensual View on Shunga

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I have been examining shunga for a long time now (almost 20 years) and I am still pleasantly surprised daily on the new insights I discover and the endless inspiration this art form provides to talented contemporary artists all over the world. The Secret Garden An admirable example of this is displayed in the recently […]

Interview With the Former Tattoo Artist Senju Horimatsu (P2)

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Welcome back to the second part (click here for part 1) of the entertaining interview with former tattoo artist Senju Horimatsu (check out his encounter with the ghost)… 7) I love two of your more recent works called ‘Musei’ and ‘Gyokumori’. They have this lovely meditative feel about them.  Is there a specific reason why […]

Interview with the Artist Senju Horimatsu on His Sensual Tattoo Art (P1)

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Of all contemporary artists who are influenced by the art of shunga, there is no one who dedicates himself so completely to this art form as the Swedish print designer/ painter Matti Senju Horimatsu (1968). This former tattoo artist reduced his activities in irezumi (traditional Japanese tattooing) and concentrated more and more on his paintings, prints […]

Colorful Shunga Designs with Tattooed Ruffians and Brigands

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Depictions with tattoos in ukiyo-e shunga appear since the mid-eighteenth century but not in earlier hand-painted works. The men wearing tattoos represented the underworld of criminal gangs (yakuza) and highway brigands. Bad Nature Every now and then, men with tattoos of dragons, gods or symbols of their bad nature (such as skeletons or dice) are portrayed having peaceful intercourse with their […]

The Japanese Ghosts and Demons by Senju Horimatsu

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The latest works by the interesting Swedish artist Senju (Matti Sandberg) are inspired by the Yurei-zu genre that concerns Japanese paintings and prints of ghosts, demons and supernatural beings. On his blog he explains that he has been fascinated by the genre for a long time. What appeals to him is the melancholy they represent and the […]

Two Exciting Videos of the Sensual Pornographic Art By Senju

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In the two articles I added earlier (Part 1 /Part 2) on the enthralling pornographic art of Senju (Stockholm, 1968) we only took a close look at some of my personal favorites from his collection. Therefore I included the following entertaining video’s so that you can explore the beauty of the majority of his artworks. […]

The Secret Lesbian Encounters in Ukiyo-e Shunga

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Pictures of lesbians were also popular in shunga (although they are very rare!). The depicted women are usually shown using a special dildo (harigata), composed like a double-sided phallus. Although I have seen pictures in which a woman was wearing a mask (see the second print in the video below!) of a male kabuki actor, […]

Gerald Feliciano Presents an Enchanting Mix of Art Nouveau and Shibari

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The shunga artist Jeff Faerber introduced me to the erotic work of his friend and tattoo artist Gerald Feliciano that made a big impression on me. Up to now he made four paintings that offer a wonderful fusion between the Japanese bondage art called shibari and the Art Nouveau style by in particular Alphonse Mucha*. […]

The Seductive Watercolor Paintings of the Daring Valeria Ko

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Like many current young artists, the Moskou-based artist Valeria Ko uses Instagram as her sole platform. Art is like therapy to her, when she draws she feels happy and that is what her paintings radiate. In her work, Valeria explores the many forms of feminine intimacy. For this she uses a sultry color palette in which […]

The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2019

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As usual we close the year with a top 12 of the most viewed articles on our site in 2019. Only six of last year’s top 12 remained and there are some surprising shifts again. The content concerning close up genitalia continues to be popular, just like the posts on Chinese erotica and modern shunga. Engagement […]

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