Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (1889 – 1963) was a French poet, novellist, playwright, designer and a filmmaker. Altough Cocteau was active in several disciplines, he thoughtof him himself as…

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Tijuana Bible

Title: Blondie in "Lonely"Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, Tillie-and-Mac books, Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, bluesies, blue-bibles, gray-backs, and two-by-fours) were palm-sized pornographic comic books produced in the United States…

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Ancient Greece

In Ancient Greece very few inhibitions regarding sex existed. The idea that sex was something that should be hidden and certainly not depicted, of course was an invention of Christianity.

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Couples, Lost & Found

The history of images of people having intercourse sometimes reads as a detective story. Evidence was destroyed or disappeared and artists were persecuted or imprisoned. Some of this explicit material…

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Les Bigarrures

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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…

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Zinaida Serebriakova

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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…

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Félicien Rops

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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…

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Romantic Rojan

Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky (1891 – 1970), also known as Rojan, was a Russian émigré illustrator. He is well known both for children's book illustration and for erotic art.

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Thomas Rowlandson

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Thomas Rowlandson (13 July 1756 – 21 April 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist. The women he depicts often look young and fresh, the opposite goes for the men…

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Georg Grosz

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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…

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