Erotic Drawings by Victoria Charles

By Victoria Charles

From Michelangelo to Rubens, Degas and Picasso, erotic artwork has attracted many nice masters, who created works that captivate the beholder like few others. even with, or even even due to, this charm, erotic paintings hasn't ever didn't evoke controversy, and often needed to shield itself from fees of pornography. This publication publications readers from early portrayals of erotic scenes produced within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to modern highlights corresponding to Picasso’s sketchbook drawings, encompassing a wide number of kinds and strategies.

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A Man with Three Women Johann Heinrich Füssli (Henry Fuseli), c. ” Instead, as others warned against eroticism, Picasso warned against the experience of art: The Union Théodore Géricault, c. 3 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris 40 41 “Art is never chaste, one should keep it away from all innocent ignoramuses. People insufficiently prepared for art, should never be allowed close to it. Yes, art is dangerous. ” Seen with the eyes of a moral watchdog, every type of art and literature would have to be abolished.

6 cm Musée Rodin, Paris 46 47 Even the observation that a work has offended or violated the viewpoints of many still does not make it pornographic. Works of art can offend and injure the feelings of others; they do not always make viewers happy. After all, is it not the duty of art to annoy and to stir things up? 1 cm Musée Rodin, Paris 48 49 The term pornography is thus no longer in keeping with the times. Artistic depictions of sexual activities, whether they annoy or please, are part of erotic art.

While the lecher or debauchee is active in real life, the fetishist lives in a realm of fantasy, where he relishes in the delights of vice even more deeply and thoroughly than the unbridled debauchee. Seated Couple Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1800-1806 32 33 Distance permits freedom. Art, too – which can also represent a fetishist production for the artist – affords freedom. It affords the freedom to play with fire without being burned. It appeals to the eye; it allows toying with sin without having sinned.

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