Sexy Beasts

Erotica // Thursday, August 18, 2011
"I love girls and I love animals, in that order and not necessarily in the same way," says British freelance illustrator David Bray. Weaving ethereal nudes and strange creatures into landscapes of squiggles and lines, Bray's intricate illustrations are carnal and lovely all at once.

Earl Moran

Erotica // Thursday, August 18, 2011
Earl Moran (b. 1893 - d. 1984) was a 20th Century pinup and glamour artist. His most famous model was a young and nubile Marilyn Monroe, whom he met in Hollywood in the mid-40's. The two worked on many paintings together, becoming good friends until her death in 1962.

Rankin Photography

Erotica // Thursday, August 18, 2011
John Rankin Waddell, aka Rankin, (b. 1966), is a popular working British portrait and fashion photographer. He has photographed some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, and his work has appeared in multiple world-renowned campaigns, including Nike, L'Oreal, Madonna, and Coca Cola.

In Erotica: The Work of Michael Mobius

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 18, 2011
Mobius was born in East Germany, his work in painting the female form being his chosen style almost immediately he began painting. He unashamedly says that he was initially led by the artwork produced by Sorayama, though his view is that he has changed his style accordingly . . .

Fear and Trembling

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
As a former child prodigy, Russian-born illustrator Vania Zouravliov was both championed as an emerging talent and derided as a child influenced by the Devil. Whatever force guides Zouravliov's hand, his art is indeniably haunting, leaving lasting impressions of awe, beauty, sensuality, and darkness.  

Funny, Sensual

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
These classic pinups from artist Freeman Elliot (b. 1922) are an adorably cheeky bunch, filled with sex and humor. Elliot's long and distinguished career has included work for national magazines, story illustrations, and advertising campaigns.

Pulp Pinup

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Artist Greg Hildebrandt gives a context to the pinups he portrays, providing these women with detailed environments and dramatic lighting fit for a classic Hollywood noir. Voyeuristic and lush, the viewer is unwittingly drawn into the pinup's world, a fly on the wall to her imagined thoughts and conversations.

The Art of Charlene Lanzel

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Charlene Lanzel is a professional working artist from New York City. A fine art painter, designer, and muralist, she works as a freelance artist, showing her work in galleries both in the US and internationally.

Breakfast of champions

Erotica // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
David LaChapelle (b. 1963) is an american photographer and director who works in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography. He is most recognized for his surreal, unique, hyper-sexualized, and often humorous style.

Gianluca Mattia's blood and hot rods

Erotica // Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Gianluca Mattia is an Italian graphic artist and illustrator, born in Bari, Italy. His illustrations are vivid, erotic, subversive, part-emo, part-punk and surreal. They operate in some of the same realms of beauty, utilising details like tattoos, blood, tears, open wounds, hot rods and scars.