Les Bigarrures

Les Bigarrures

Les Bigarrures This series of French illustrations from the book Les Bigarrures was first published in 1799. The works were signed by the completely unknown William C.B. Much later these artworks were attributed to Vivian […]

Zinaida Serebriakova

Zinaida Serebriakova

The art of Zinaida Serebriakova We feel a bit guilty that the works of Ukrainian born artist Zinaida Serebriakova (Зинаида Евгеньевна Серебрякова) never caught our attention. She was born near Kharkov in a family of […]

Romantic Rojan

Romantic Rojan

Romantic Rojan Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky (1891 – 1970), also known as Rojan, was a Russian émigré illustrator. He is well known both for children’s book illustration and for erotic art.  

Thomas Rowlandson

Thomas Rowlandson

The Joyful Art of Thomas Rowlandson Thomas Rowlandson (13 July 1756 – 21 April 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist. The women he depicts often look young and fresh, the opposite goes for the […]

Georg Grosz

Georg Grosz

Sexuality through the eyes of Georg Grosz The German artist Georg Grosz (1893-1959) published a series of water colors and lithographs in 1923, entitled Ecce Homo. His world, the metropolis Berlin, is populated with ugly, […]

Peter Fendi

Peter Fendi

Imperial Painter and Engraver Peter Fendi Peter Fendi was born in Vienna on September 4th, 1796. He was introduced to the Hapsburg Court by the artistic Count Lamberg who obtained the appointment of Imperial Cabinet […]

Divine Inspiration

Divine Inspiration Pornography was often used as a vehicle to criticize religious and political authorities. Because of large spread illiteracy amongst the poor and the powerless these images – often printed on pamphlets – could […]

Jean Morisot

Jean Morisot

The Voyeur Jean Morisot It seems obligatory to call an artist a voyeur. Most artists are, it comes with the territory. Call it an occupational hazard if you please. Jean Morisot was a doctor with […]

Bernard Montorgeuil

Benard Montorgeuil

Bernard Montorgeuil – Dressage Maybe it is the role reversal element in sado-masochisme that turned it into a cliché during the 1990s where you could get yourself an outfit and look like something out of […]