I am always thrilled when Jeff (Faerber) sends me pictures of his most recent paintings. As a lover of his work, it is nice to be one of the first to check out his new shunga fantasies.
But this time I had a feeling very close to euphoria. When you read the title and Jeff’s comments you may understand what I mean…
Title: “The hopeless romantics felt the intensity of being alive, and disappeared into pleasure as they pose, resplendently, in homage to image “Figure 9a” from page 18 of the free eBook “The Anatomy of Hokusai’s Rarest Shunga Series” downloaded using Google chrome from shungagallery.com/e-books” (May 2020)
Jeff Faerber: “With my modern shunga, I like to reference modern trends or technology and have them interact with traditional shunga aesthetics. So I thought I’d reference traditional shungas in a modern context such as in a PDF and where can one find great PDFs of shunga art? The shunga gallery dot com!
So here we are. Referring to the source of the images that will be posted in source. It is an ouroborus*. It is nepotism. We are getting meta and breaking all the fourth walls. And supporting a great site that has supported me!”
Preparatory drawing by Jeff Faerber
‘The 7th tableau‘ (c.1822) from the series ‘The Horny God of Izumo (En-musubi Izumo no sugi)‘ by Katsushika Hokusai (Click here and download the complete series!)
Mid/late 19th century painting after Hokusai’s design
Meiji impression (c.1880/90) of Hokusai’s design
The Right Track
Thanks so much for your honorable and extraordinary testimonial Jeff. What can I say, we are on a mission to make shunga (and sensual art) known to the widest possible audience. Your honorable mention is a confirmation that we are on the right track and an incentive to proceed. So thanks so much, and I am looking forward promoting your future works.
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More shunga by the artist can be found in his gallery (we are not an affiliate)…!!
*ouroborus comes from Ancient Greek οὐροβόρος and means tail-eater. It is a picture of a snake or a dragon that bites its own tail (eats it) and thus forms an eternal circle.