This time the gallery feature Martin Von Maele’s illustrations from “La Grande Danse Macabre des Vifs”, Paul Avril’s illustrations from “Fanny Hill” and a series of illustrations by Franz von Bayros.
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Another round of erotic artwork for your enjoyment. Watercolours this time, unfortunately not signed, so there is no way to knowing who has done them. But from the style of the clothing on these drawings they seem to have been done in a time when working with these kind of motives was still something that could put you behind bars, so signing them was probably not what you’d call good basic thinking.
Centred on a recently discovered cache of drawings carried out for the ‘erotic underground’ market of the 1950s or possibly for the artist’s own entertainment, this book shows that, yes, the Brits did have sex between 1945 and 1963. The title refers to the name of the artist: ‘There is no doubt that we are dealing with one of the great lost talents of British erotic art and we have called him "The Master of the College Nurse", in the same way that anonymous old master painters were similarly named. A fascinating look at some rare 1950s ‘underground’ erotica which was illegal at the time.
A lot of well known artists have worked with erotic themes in their parts of their production. And some are only known for this part of their work.
In this day and age, artists are free to do this but going back 100 years or more, working with erotic themes was quite a risk to take and more than one artist ended up in prison for exhibiting their pictures.
Here’s an ImageBarn gallery featuring well over a hundred drawings and illustrations of an erotic nature ranging from early 19th century till present day.
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Félicien Rops (7 July 1833 – 23 August 1898) was a Belgian artist, and printmaker in etching and aquatint.
Rops was born in Namur in 1833, and was educated at the University of Brussels. Rops’s forté was drawing more than painting in oils; he first won fame as a caricaturist.
Rops met Charles Baudelaire towards the end of Baudelaire’s life in 1864, and Baudelaire left an impression upon him that lasted until the end of his days. Rops created the frontispiece for Baudelaire’s Les Épaves, a selection of poems from Les Fleurs du mal that had been censored in France, and which therefore were published in Belgium.