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“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 […]

Satan Servants and the Spirit of Salem in the Pictures of Félicien Rops

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Félicien Rops (1833-1898) was a Belgian artist working in the genre of symbolism. His depictions of witches, flirting skeletons, and naked Magdalene-like women were praised by his friend Charles Baudelaire, whose poems Rops illustrated. The artist began his career with caricatures and satirical lithographs in student magazines while he was studying law at the University […]

Bloody Bacchanalias and Dying Gods in The Orgies Mysteries Theater of Hermann Nitsch

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Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938) is an Austrian artist famous for his outrageous performances involving naked actors, animal blood, wooden crosses, and other attributes of what we imagine to be the Ancient Greek ritual. Nitsch founded The Orgies Mysteries Theater in the 1950s and became a remarkable figure among Viennese actionists in later decades. Scandal-provoking Because […]

Sensual Multitasking While Listening to Savage Lovecast

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The “oral sex” theme in shunga always fascinates me because the exaggerated genitals in these designs are even more noticeable. Jeff Faerber’s most recent painting examines this theme and also reveals something about his “chaotic” work routine. The Savage Lovecast Jeff Faerber: “The Savage Lovecast is an American podcast where sex advise columnist Dan Savage […]

The Tattooed Pigs, Gothic Trucks, and Sex-Rays of Wim Delvoye

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Today we’ll take a look at the works by a Belgian conceptual artist Wim Delvoye (born 1965), who is well-known for his ability to combine incongruous things, which will make your brain explode. Crazy Man This crazy man has a farm with alive tattooed pigs, he creates bulldozers looking like Notre-Dame de Paris, and uses […]

Sensual Heaven and Social Hell in the Works of Octave Tassaert

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Today we’ll examine some images by a French painter Nicolas François Octave Tassaert (1800-1874), who was born in an artistic family. His father and older brother, both printmakers and print dealers, trained him in fine arts during his childhood. In 1816 Tassaert became an apprentice of the engraver Alexis-François Girard (1789-1870). The Death of Correggio […]

Arborophilia: from Ancient Greeks to Shunga artists

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As one may notice, the tree is a wide-spread cultural element symbolizing the bond between the Earth and the sky. In Scandinavian myths, there is a tree named Yggdrasil, which connects all nine worlds of Norse cosmology. Marry Trees At the same time, we read about the tree of knowledge and the tree of life […]

Seasonal Eros in the Calendar of 1929 by Aragon, Peret, and Man Ray

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In today’s article, we’ll examine an extremely rare surrealistic brochure 1929. It was made by two famous French poets and one photographer with the founder of surrealistic movement André Breton as an editor (remained unmentioned).  The book of 28 pages was printed in the form of a calendar. Clandestine 1929 was originally clandestinely published in […]

The Fascinating Juxtaposition of Classic Shunga and Max Ernst’s Famous Collage Novel

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What if Gustave Dore (1832-1883) started to produce spring images inspired by members of the Utagawa school? Nowadays, we can answer this question by using an artificial neural network, but in the first half of the twentieth century, the answer was already known. The alchemic process of the conjugation of something incongruous expectably took place […]

Yashima Gakutei or Hokusai? Who Designed These Amazing Shunga Books?

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In the past the mesmerizing erotic book set called ‘Kurawa no tanoshimi ‘ (c.1820s) has been attributed to several artists such as Hokusai’s daughter Katsushika Ōi (c.1800-c.1866), Hokusai’s talented son-in-law Yanagawa Shigenobu (1787-1832) and one of the most refined surimono * designers in the history of ukiyo-e and pupil of Hokusai, Yashima Gakutei ( 1786-1868) **. Hokusai Himself Personally, I […]

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