Andre de Dienes: Marilyn Monroe throughout the years

Erotica // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Andre de Dienes was one of the most renowned photographers of Marilyn Monroe, conducting many photoshoots with the buxom blond we all know as one of the most wholesome and alluring feminine ideals. De Dienes met Monroe in 1945 and allegedly thought her to be an angel at first-- it's evident how much trust and chemistry there was between the two friends over their long working relationship. 

Jack Vettriano's Images of Intrigue

Erotica // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Jack Vettriano paints alluring images of erotically-charged environments and situations, playing with has talent for figures and lighting to create a sense of intrigue. Vettriano has had a very successful career, boasting several sold-out exhibitions in cities like Edinburgh, London and Hong Kong. He is currently hosting a major retrospective exhibition.

The Work of Vanderlism

Erotica // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
"Vanderlism" is an artist working in illustration and wall art, specializing in flowing portraits of women. Well-executed with detailed linework, these drawings are fun to look at, speaking of a simple feminism and ornamental designs. 

Samantha Wall's Wrestling Women

Erotica // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Historically, aggression and fighting have been reserved for men and images and objects depicting male violence often reveal a subtle sexuality. Women as aggressors are generally viewed as a spectacle, catered for a male audience and thus highly sexualized. There is almost always a conflation of violence and sexuality when the combatants are women. Samantha Wall's drawings depict women fighting with each other but not for an audience, revealing an emotional bond between the combatants that oscillates between love and hate. 

John Currin and The Strangely Seductive

Erotica // Monday, August 11, 2014
  Born in 1962 in Boulder, Colorado John Currin received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and an MFA from Yale University. Currently living and working in New York City, Currin's paintings are seductive and surprising...

Paired Photographic Images from William Farges

Erotica // Monday, August 11, 2014
Words from French photographer William Farges: "I did this work on the suggestion. My goal was to inspire me photographic style nude, while trying to renew. I first decided to focus on off-field taking part, not as the end of the picture, but as the beginning of the spectator's imagination...

Ron Amato: "Members Only" (NSFW)

Erotica // Monday, August 11, 2014
Ron Amato's work from the series "Members Only" is an extremely intimate exploration in the human body and skin. Working with a macro lens to shoot his photography digitally, Ron invites us to explore areas which we normally may not with such attention to its delicate beauty...

Adult Comic-Inspired Illustrations from Chase Conley

Erotica // Monday, August 11, 2014
Chase Conley loves to sketch and draw each and every day. His inspiration comes from pop culture and comics, mostly offering his viewer machismo men and sexy girls. Chase's detailed works vary a lot...

Bizarre Illustrations by Shohei Otomo

Erotica // Sunday, August 10, 2014
Using a ball point pen, illustrator Shohei Otomo creates some pretty strange works, including this piece in particular, depicting an erotic moment with an octopus. In his own expressive way, Otomo makes theses bizarre sexual encounters...

Kara Maria's Breast Portraits

Erotica // Saturday, August 09, 2014
Kara Maria’s work fuses abstraction and representation. She hopes the work communicates a sense of humor and playfulness as well as an engagement with the state of the world we live in today. Although many issues are referenced, the work itself remains non-linear, seeking to raise questions rather than to give answers.


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