Sweet, pretty, and erotic. Huge, beautiful, Hasselblad nudes. Norbert Guthier A true artist and modern master from Germany. Features works from his books. John Santerineross The spellbinding genius of New Jersey photographer and mixed-media artist. Ron Harris One of the world's most infamous erotic photographers. He's also an accomplished filmmaker and social revolutionary.
2. Venus of Urbino, Titian
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There is no sexier artist than Egon Schiele. The reason his nude and semi-nude portrayals of his models and lovers are so beguiling is quite simple — they have a filthy quality. Schiele, who got arrested for what he was up to, depicts women with not only lust and adoration but a dirty-minded frankness that transports his art from the merely beautiful to the wildly erotic. Picasso was obsessed with women and sex, and this passion could not be entirely fulfilled by the modernist masterpieces into which he poured so much love and sometimes loathing. From his youth to his old age — when he created a series of pornographic prints featuring the Renaissance master Raphael — he made erotica as well as his more public art. This early work records the day-to-day life of the young artist and brothel hound. In Hokusai's masterpiece of the Japanese erotic art genre known as Shunga, a woman diving for pearls is being pleaured by two octopuses. The larger of them enfolds her pale, naked body in its tentacles as it performs cunnilingus, its subtle attentions releasing rapture. The furry cup — ever since it was created this has been the most famous erotic artwork of the 20th century. While her male colleagues in the Surrealist movement were exploring neuroses and paranoias, Oppenheim got straight to the point and created a sculpture that is pure sex.
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We're here to let you in on a secret about art history: It's dirtier than you remember. Visions of Venus and sensual octopuses are probably filling your memory now -- yes, your art history classes were more exciting than you first thought. In celebration of the wildly erotic tendencies of artists over the centuries, we've put together a list of the most jaw-dropping-ly sensual artworks you might have forgotten about since your sophomore year stint in a Renaissance art survey course. Behold, 15 classic works that are way naughtier than you remember. That is, Dead White European Males dominate the archives, and as a result, nude women are usually the subject of historical erotic art. If, after reading this list, you need a fresh take on erotic art, check out the Leopold Museum's aptly titled exhibition "Nude Men" and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art's show on homoerotic artist Sasha Schneider. This circa painting will go down in history as " the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art " -- thought to be at least one of the first explicit depictions of female pubic hair.
It has included works in almost any visual medium, including drawings, engravings, films, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Some of the earliest known works of art include erotic themes, which have recurred with varying prominence in different societies throughout history. However it has also been widely considered taboo, with either social norms or laws restricting its creation, distribution, and possession, particularly when it is deemed to be " pornographic ", " immoral ", or " obscene ".