The 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 2017
ShungaGallery.com started in 2016 but had a hiatus of approximately 6 months so we have been in the air for a year now. Up to now we have added 231 articles/posts treating a lot of themes, artists, periods, influences within the shunga genre.
At this time a lot of the traffic (two-thirds) comes from social media platforms such as Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube to which I add new content (images, texts and videos) daily. The 12 blog posts below were the most popular in 2017…
One of the earlier articles that discusses the collaboration between the two great masters Utagawa Kunisada and Keisai Eisen. The series, that was named ‘Bedroom Guide to Spring Scenes (Shunshoku neya no shiori)‘ published c.1847, was designed by Kunisada and includes text by Eisen. The article examines some of the designs in detail.
An article on the voluptuous erotic work of the tattoo artist Senju Horimatsu (1968) in which I give my vision on his paintings.
In this short post I explain why this notorious video featuring bold erotic content was banned from YouTube. Brace yourselves for some squirting nymphomaniacs, crazy glory hole adventures, masochistic slaves, fisting lesbians under the shower and much more…
By far the most well known Japanese erotic print, and possibly in the history of art, Hokusai‘s The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is the topic of this extensive article. It includes the most complete translation available on the internet. Recently some additional pictures of contemporary art inspired by this masterpiece (see image) have been added to it. Most of the visitors to this article come from organic search traffic.
The explicit images of Jeff Faerber‘s shunga art are very popular among NSFW Art followers. The article is the first one we dedicated to this artist and reviews some of his subversive shunga paintings. Faerber also gave a profound and extensive interview to ShungaGallery.com about his inspiration and the influences on his art.
A second post on the art of Senju Shunga that is in this Top 12. It features two videos that show the vast majority of his prints. A lot of the traffic to this post comes from Pinterest and Tumblr.
The influential but scarce Utamaro ehon (book) series ‘Picture-book: Dew on the Chrysanthmums’ (c.1786) is the subject of this article. A lot of traffic comes from a YouTube video I made that includes all the designs from the set and that on the day of writing this has close to 1 million views (931503) within 47 days.
Early article on the luxurious Zodiac series by Kunisada (1786-1865) and the sponsor who commissioned it. Most of the traffic comes from Pinterest.
A recent post that went viral on Pinterest mainly through one of the images I added to this platform. It discusses designs that show people (mainly female) amusing themselves with a harigata (dildo).
And on number one….
The makimono scroll called ‘Nikuhitsu shunga makimono‘ published in the 1860s painted by the extraordinary artist Kobayashi Eitaku (1843-1890) is the main subject of this article. Pinterest is the most dominant traffic source for this article.
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