In the Realm of the Senses

Erotica // Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A story of sex, obsession, and death, Nagisa Ôshima's moving and explicit 1976 film "In the Realm of the Senses" generated huge controversy when it was first released and was widely criticized for its graphic depiction of unsimulated sex between the two main actors. Catch a glimpse of this breathtaking and erotic film with its 1976 US theatrical trailer.

Insuh Yoon

Erotica // Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Insuh Yoon is a South Korean-born, NYC-based photographer whose softly focused work beautifully captures young women in their sexual innocence and pale elegance.  

Flip It

Erotica // Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In his show "Shunga Pop," exhibited earlier this year at Pure Evil Gallery in London, São Paulo's Felipe "Flip" Yung combines the ironic aesthetics of pop art with his personal explorations into Asian culture and oriental pornography, creating a vibrant series of paintings that are sexually suggestive, giddily childish, and completely engrossing.

Prosthetically Yours,

Erotica // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
For your mechanical appendage fetishes, here's a new illustration from the erotically inclined artist, Bill Sussman.

John John Jesse

Erotica // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The anarchy of youth, surreal depictions of bad habits, nudity and rebellion; these are the masterfully painted portraits of John John Jesse.

Daily Dose of Drawn

Erotica // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A gorgeously erotic example of the magic of the pen, and a little human skin...

Egon Schiele's Erotic Art, Part 2

Erotica // Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Flashback to 1912, when these contorted, angular bodies in Egon Schiele's paintings were considered "pornography" and a cause for house arrest. They were literally burned in the courtroom in front of the artist. Flash forward to 2011, and the vulnerable twistings of flesh are still just as enticing and sensuous today.

Flesh and Fantasy

Erotica // Monday, September 12, 2011
This 20's inspired photoshoot, shot by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone Magazine (June 1991) and featuring Madonna, is replete with fetishistic, cross-dressing, and lesbian overtones. Meisel's keen eye for sensuous and suggestive compositions never fails to capture and even amplify Madonna's natural sexual magnetism.

Rene Almanza

Erotica // Monday, September 12, 2011
Rene Almanza is a Mexico-based artist whose beautifully frantic linework work exudes urgency, passion, and agitation. He is currently working with the Spanish publishing house Sirpus, in conjunction with the linguisticts department of the Colegio de México, to create a series of illustrated bilingual books on the history of the Zapoteca and the Oaxacan peoples.

Disturbation

Erotica // Monday, September 12, 2011
Dany Peschl is a Prague-based photographer and visual artist. His photographs combine elements of darkness, humor, religion, eroticism, and anarchy, creating dynamic and provocative works of art that serve both as earnest social commentary as well as joyous expressions of aesthetic chaos.

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