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Jeff Faerber’s Twitter Feed Shunga, Grim Reapers and Serpent

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Jeff Faerber’s freshly released new shunga painting… Fatalistic Tattoo A female keeps track of her Twitter feed while being anally penetrated from behind. The male sports a fatalistic tattoo on his calf with two grim reapers holding a long list of victims whose heart he broke. Serpent The tattooed serpent on his upper leg, that […]

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 […]

New Senju Shunga Art: Gentle Tongues, Seducing Fox Spirits and Gustav Klimt

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The Swedish artist Senju Shunga hasn’t been inactive these last few months. Besides a nice new publication of a booklet called The Secret Garden (that I will cover shortly!), he  produced some very nice new variations on sensual themes he already used in some of his older paintings. Gyokumon The first piece below, is entitled Gyokumon […]

Welcome to Our New Shunga Shop..!!

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Last week we’ve launched our new shunga shop. The site is easy to navigate through the various categories that are divided in subjects and artists, paintings, photography and more..!!. Furthermore you can experiece quicker ways to pay, to communicate (live chat), and enjoy our ever increasing sellection of rare shunga art..!     Click HERE […]

Check Out ShungaGallery’s Unique Project Revitalizing This Hokusai Masterpiece

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Dear members and followers of ShungaGallery.com, as you might have noticed we have been working on a unique project behind the scenes in the last months. In collaboration with the Japanese artist Yuuya Shimoi (he also produced the excellent remake of The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife and many other iconic ukiyo-e designs such as […]

Tsui no hinagata: Hokusai’s Most Famous and Popular Shunga Album

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‘Tsui no hinagata (Models of Loving Couples)‘ is Hokusai‘s most famous and most popular shunga album. It was likely issued in the year 1812, when Hokusai was fifty-two. The varicolored shapes of boldly-patterned, loving couples fill each page, and the album comprises an authentic tour de force of erotic life among the plebeian classes of […]

What Are the Secrets of the Genital Exaggeration in Shunga?

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One of the most eye-catching features of shunga is the exaggerated size of the male genitalia. The simple portrayal of nude bodies had little intrinsic erotic force, and so in shunga the sex organs are imbued with extra power through their exaggerated size. Impossibly Large Penis Less often acknowledged is the enlargement of the female […]

9 Humorous Shunga From the Taisho Era

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An amusing incomplete set (nine instead of twelve) from a series called ‘Iro kurabe (Lit. The Color Environment)‘ designed by an unknown Japanese artist, issued in the 1920s (Taisho era). The designs are rendered in a frivolous style with mainly encounters between young women and older males. The latter seem to have an “oral fixation” (their […]

Eros and Thanatos Meets Shunga

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Love and death always have been the major topics within art. When the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) introduced his early psycho-analytical theory on human instincts he made the distinction between the life (Eros) and death (Thanatos) instinct. According to him these are the two major forces that drive us. Eros representing love, sexuality and […]

The Artist Senju Shunga Explains How Kinbaku Inspires His Art

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In his recently published book Kagami and in the text below, Senju Shunga reveals his thoughts on the art of kinbaku and how he conveyed this in his painting Kikubari… Kinbaku or Shibari, the Japanese art of rope bondage is a distinctly aesthetic form of erotic play where much emphasis is put on the position […]

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