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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, […]

Kitsunebi (Foxfire) Featuring Nude Model Lillias Right

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‘Kitsunebi (foxfire) feat. Lillias Right‘ is the title of Senju Shunga’s latest piece. Kitsunebi is the name for the magical kitsune who are said to produce it. It derives from kitsune and only appears when they are nearby. They have the ability to shapeshift into anything and anyone when it reaches a certain age – usually 100 years. […]

The 12 Most Viewed Articles of the Year 2020

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For the fourth consecutive year, we take a look at our 12 most read articles of 2020. There are no fewer than six new arrivals and also a new number one. Popular are the articles on close-up erotica, contemporary erotic artists, and of course the inevitable tentacle eroticism! Now without further ado, the most popular […]

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*. […]

102 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 […]

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