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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Jeff Wack

Dreamlike beauties by Jeff Wack Jeff Wack: The timeless beauty of the female form inspires my work.
 Throughout the ages it has been a source of wonderment and intrigue for
 countless artists of all media. Website artist: sensuousmuse.com  

Mark Blanton

Satyromania – Mark Blanton Mark Blanton was one of the first artsts to join the Studio section of our forums. He is a skilled pin-up artist, but he is a lot more than that. Look at these fine drawings connecting historical erotic imagery with today’s. Website artist: www.popartpinups.com      

Jean-Pierre Ceytaire

Jean-Pierre Ceytaire Jean-Pierre Ceytaire (1946) grew up on the bottom of the hill Monmartre, Paris. His youth was not an easy one. Suffering from dysgraphia, dyslexia and a selective memory combined with an extensive imagination; he had a hard time finishing his education. If we look at his paintings we see people who seem to …
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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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Michael Breyette

Michael Breyette Michael enjoys using gray-tone pastels for most of his works, as he feels it gives them an almost photo-realistic look. But whatever the media, his main passion is drawing gorgeous men. For more information please visit his website .

J. Mandel – Paris

J. Mandel

J. Mandel Paris Julien Mandel (1872–1935) was one of the best-known commercial photographers of female nudes of the early twentieth century. He worked in Paris and his signature photography became known in the 1910s and was published through the mid-1930s by such firms as Alfred Noyer, Les Studios, PC Paris, and the Neue Photographische Gesellschaft.

Julian Murphy

Julian Murphy

Julian Murphy Julian Murphy is one of the few contemporary artists in the world who can truly claim to be originating a new form of expression. His style remains highly unique and instantly recognizable, even though his subjects and media have constantly evolved from his early creations. His canvases now include furniture, clothing, musical instruments …
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Irving Klaw

Irving Klaw

Irving Klaw Irving Klaw (November 9, 1910 – September 3, 1966) was an American photographer and filmmaker. Klaw is best known for operating a mail-order business selling photographs and film of attractive women (often in bondage) from the 1940s to the 1960s. He was one of the first fetish photographers, and one of his models, …
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