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The Tentacle Erotica in The War of the Worlds by Henrique Alvim Corrêa

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In 1906, nine years after its first edition, the book The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, had received another edition among the many it already had. The difference is that this new edition didn’t come with the illustrations by the British artist Warwich Goble, who had illustrated the first edition, but with […]

The British Engraver John Buckland Wright and His Sensual Females a la Paul Delvaux

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John Buckland Wright (1897-1954) was a self-taught painter and engraver who depicted lovers and seductive female bathers in an idyllic setting. His adherence to female characters evokes in memory the paintings of the Belgian surrealist Paul Delvaux. Being a contemporary of another famous British engraver Eric Gill, Buckland produced some nude studies stylistically close to […]

The Unfathomable Desire of the Mysterious Apollonia Saintclair (93 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 […]

Alphonse Inoue: Western Decadence and The Art of Ex-libris

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Our current article is devoted to Alphonse Inoue, the modern copperplate engraver from Japan. Information on his bio is scarce. It’s known that he was born in 1941 in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, and began his art studies in 1959 at the Musashino Art College (now Musashino Art University). Inoue produced illustrations both for Eastern […]

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 […]

Georg Emmanuel Opiz: Erotic Prints Allegedly Made by the Pupil of Casanova.

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The artist whose pictures we’re going to look at is Georg Emmanuel Opiz (1775-1841), a German painter and lithographer that signed his works as “Bohemus.” His most well-known work is the series of lithographs “Cossacks in Paris” (1814). Besides, he is supposed to be the author of near thirty erotic prints. Fig. 1. Georg Opiz, […]

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 […]

Sensual Allegories of the Dutch Baroque Artist Hendrick Goltzius

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Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) was a notable representative of baroque art combining masterful techniques with sophisticated yet sensual content. During his lifetime, Goltzius produced over 300 engravings and over 400 drawings obtained by collectors all over Europe. Fig. 1. Self-Portrait, 1593 (Wikipedia.org) Fig. 2. Stunning brutal print depicting the dragon who devours the companions of Cadmus […]

The Perfidious Fragility in the Titillating Imagery of Leone Frollo (65 Alluring Pics)

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Leone Frollo (9 April 1931 – 17 October 2018) was an Italian comic book artist who made his debut in 1948 with a western entitled ‘Sui Grandi Laghi (On Great Lakes)‘. Born in Venice, he has been permanently associated with the lagoon city, as this was often the setting in his works. Although he graduated […]

Ars Amandi in the Works of the Swiss Artist André Lambert

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The Swiss graphic artist and architect André Henri Wilhelm Lambert (1884-1967) was a prominent representative of the so-called Art Nouveau style. He worked as an illustrator of books and magazines. The erotic pieces of Lambert remind of those by Gerda Wegener and Franz von Bayros. Fig. 1. Ovid teaches beautiful maidens the art of love […]

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