This intimate, exquisitely produced collection of two millennia of erotic art takes a fresh look at the genre, offering provocative insights into what distinguishes the merely titillating from the masterful.
Despite matters of personal taste, the best erotic art sets up a dramatic tension between a sense of pleasure and a sense of place. Icons of Erotic Art brings together 150 sublime examples of this dynamic, covering nearly every major period on art history: ancient, Medieval and Renaissance paintings; treasures from India, Japan and China; Impressionist and Modern masterpieces; even caricature and Pop Art. Nearly a third of these works are given close consideration, enhanced by details and compelling text. The result is a dazzling display of artistic eroticism and a new understanding of how its power transcends time and temperament.
Pippa Hurd is an editor and art historian. She lives in London
Table Of Contents:Profane illuminations6Of fauns and men12Everyday erotica16The voluptuous male18Lessons in love22Venus on earth26Adventures of a nymph30Divine disguises32The making of a gay icon36Temptations of the flesh40Faith and devotion42The lotus position44Masters of the pillow book48An octopus in the floating world52Beautiful bottoms54Rococo pastimes56A Spanish venus60Sex and satire62A Frenchman in Italy64Landscapes of desire66Embodying the east68Bohemian women72An orient of the senses74Scandalous scenes76Appearances and disappearances80Intimacies of the boudoir82Creature comforts84An English exotic86Alfresco desires88A marble inferno90The auto-erotic interior92Glimpses of everyday passion94An album of living and loving96Surface and depth98Exploring the boundaries100"The gaze is the erection of the eye"102Images of Weimar decadence104Polished planes of flesh106The erotic unconscious108"A perfect body, rigged out with muscles like a ship with ropes"110Picturing the nymphet112Moments of transition114Pop art and pin-ups116Boys of the golden west120Inside the Chateau de Sade122Venus at the seaside124The man who shot Amazons126Sex and shopping128
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