Gustave Courbet's Classical Erotica

Erotica // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Gustave Courbet was a french painter who some claim to have led the realist movement in 19th-century french painting. He also worked with social issues and addressed peasantry in his paintings, some of which have a tenuous erotic undertone.

Erotic Drawings by Auguste Rodin

Erotica // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
You may know Auguste Rodin as the famous french artist and sculptor whose massive, corporeal characters cast in bronze populate the Stanford Campus as well as many worldwide fine art institutions. These erotic drawings show the kinkier side of Rodin's mind, an the brazen titles leave very little to the imagination.

Daniel Maidman: Blue Leah

Erotica // Monday, May 05, 2014
Brooklyn oil painter Daniel Maidman specializes in mostly figurative works but also has some interesting studies involving objects and landscapes. This series entitled Blue Leah examines each part of his subject's form...

Iwase Yoshiyuki's Japanese Mermaids

Erotica // Monday, May 05, 2014
For some two thousand years Japanese women living in costal villages hunted the ocean for oysters, abalone and pearl producing sea snails. In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned...

Egon Schiele's Twisted Figures

Erotica // Monday, May 05, 2014
Austrian born painter Egon Schiele (1890) was quite clearly a protégé of Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Schiele was a major proponent of the Expressionist Movement of the early 20th century...  

Timeless Collages from Joe Webb

Erotica // Monday, May 05, 2014
Joe Webb (1976) uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant hand-made collages, no Photoshop manipulation is allowed. Webb reimagines the imagery using simple and concise...

Michael Rousseau's Classical Shadow

Erotica // Saturday, May 03, 2014
'Individuality, taboo, vice, sex, beauty, power, impermanence, and more are explored in my work. I use the figure and objects as vehicles to translate these concepts. I strive to create images that portray my perception of culture and society and bridge the gap between classical and modern figurative painting....

In Lust we Trust

Erotica // Friday, May 02, 2014
'Ashkan Honarvar (1980) depicts an undeniable, unavoidable beauty by accepting the darker sides of human ‘nature’. The body, torn by acts of war, exploited by the sex industry or used as a tool for seeking identity, is the focal point of his work...

Get With Irkus Zeberio

Erotica // Friday, May 02, 2014
Seriously, I have no idea what's going on here. I see nudity, sculptural fragments, abstracted minimalism and some thick, seemingly violent female forms. These are some of the most interesting erotic renderings I've seen in a minute, and I think I just fell in love. Thank you Irkus Zeberio, whoever you are, reptilian humanoid or not.

Tom of Smurfland by Alessio Slonimsky

Erotica // Friday, May 02, 2014
Every so often I come into contact with a masterpiece, one that could have only been created by the most skill full hand of a creative at the height of erotic talent. I'd like to introduce you to this masterful work, Tom of Smurfland, by Alessio Slonimsky- clearly demonstrating such greatness. Be sure to check out the other manly sensuality in his portfolio!  

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