Even in the Western world, which seems completely accustomed to the widespread appearance of risque images, an erotic painting from five hundred years ago can still manage to create a sensation. Love and the Erotic in Art the sixteenth title in the popular Guide to Imagery series, is a delightful romp through the portrayal of love and sexuality in art—age—old subjects depicted in all cultures. The volume surveys Western artworks more or less explicitly illustrating delicate oramorous subjects.
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of human sexual relationships which have the power to or are intended to arouse the reader sexually. A common feature of the genre is sexual fantasies on such themes as prostitutionorgieshomosexualitysadomasochismand many other taboo subjects and fetisheswhich may or may not be expressed in explicit language. Despite cultural taboos on such material, circulation of erotic literature was not seen as a major problem before the invention of printing, as the costs of producing individual manuscripts limited distribution to a very small group of readers.
No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Erotic Fantasy Art is a unique showcase of the very best of today's erotic art.
What do you know about erotica? The erotica category covers all kinds of books, including both nonfiction and erotic fiction where sex is described explicitly on the page. It can be romantic sex, or just scratching an itch. It can be a fantasy, or taboo.
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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. As modern society sheds the unnatural taboos with which primitive fear and superstition have surrounded sexuality, erotic art may yet become a mark of gracious living in the home and a vital force in the visual arts themselves— perhaps their last, still largely unexplored frontier. This book stems from the First Inter- national Exhibition of Erotic Art, which took place in public museums in the cities of Lund, Sweden, and Aarhus, Denmark, during the summer and fall of Based on the private collection of psychol- ogists Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen, the exhibition was supplemented by loans from museums, galleries, and private col- lections.