Chinese Mystery Art

The Chinese Mistery

Chinese Mystery Art   We are here to feature erotic art and if necessary to give you some background information on the material we present. If we can’t find the answers we are looking for in our well-stocked library, there is always Google of course. The chain of polished pieces of bone as shown above …
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Les Bigarrures

Les Bigarrures 8

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 Denon. Both text and illustrations were made between Denon’s return from Bonaparte’s Egyptian Expedition and his nomination as curator of …
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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 artists. (Actor Peter Ustinov came from this same family.) At age 40 she moved to Paris, which must have been …
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Félicien Rops

Rops

The demons of Félicien Rops Félicien Rops was a graphic artist who spent most of his life in Paris, although he was born in Belgium where he had attended the Namur Académie. In 1856 he founded the satirical weekly ‘Uylenspiegel’. He engraved and illustrated the works of the great such as Baudelaire and Barbey d’Aurevilly. …
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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, mean and greedy people. Like many artists of his generation, Grosz had been traumatized by the atrocities of World War …
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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 Painter and Copper Engraver. Fendi produced delicate watercolors of the Emperor and his family. He died in 1842, leaving an …
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The Chinese Smile

The Chinese Smile

The Chinese Smile It is our prejudice that Chinese people smile, not because they are happy or polite, but because they are trying to hide the fact that they get a terrible headache from having to deal with anybody who is not Chinese, but look at these anonymous pictures from the 18th and 19th Century …
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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 actually help to spread political messages. Before the French revolution when clerics enjoyed enormous power, depicting them as oversexed power-hungry …
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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 an immense artistic talent using the pseudonym Jean de Sauteval. Looking at his pictures we see an artist obsessed with …
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Benard Montorgeuil

Bernard 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 a Madonna clip. Or you went to watch 50 shades of Grey in a movie theatre and you came out …
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