Paintings by Riccardo Mannelli

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
Riccard Mannelli is a self-taught Italian cartoonist and artist who started his career in the 1970s focusing on portraits and satirical art works characterized by an expressionist style. He worked for various national and international newspapers and took a leading role in satirical magazines. Since 1995 he has been the coordinator of the Department of Illustration at the European Institute of Design where he teaches Anatomy and life drawing.

Laura Callaghan for Anonymous Sex Journal

Illustration // Thursday, August 27, 2015
We've written about Laura Callaghan's illustrations before, the London-based artist recently worked with Anonymous Sex Journal on their new "The Solo Issue or Sex For One" issue which compiles anonymous submissions and stories about, well, you get it...

The Absurd and the Nude: Giuseppe Palmisano Gathers Stories

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2015
We ran across the work of Italian photographer Giuseppe Palmisano this morning, and love the absurdity and overall fun he seems to be having with his subjects. We did a little Google translate on his site to see what he was all about, and he notes "it is as if I have lived and I returned from a time to gather the stories of people living today." Okay, maybe Google translate needs to work on it a little bit?

Bodies and Nature by Chong Chen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Nudes in nature is a theme we see a lot of on the web, but this series by Chong Chen has a little more conceptual weight to it. The simple act of shooting a nude body contoured to represent a place or thing in nature makes this both an intimate and full of humour. 

Naturally by Bertil Nilsson

Photography // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
"Growing up in Sweden I spent a lot of time in the forest but my entire adult life living in the city. Through my experiments with dancers and circus artists I came back to explore nature and, maybe because of that childhood connection, it triggered a great sense of adventure in me."

Summertime Beaching with Hilo Chen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
We have absolutely no idea what beach Taiwanese-American artist Hilo Chen goes to create his larger than life hyperreal portraits of woman nude on beaches, but it seems like it could be a nice vacation spot... just sayin. Enjoy the summertime vibes from one of the more accomplished, if not slightly sexy photoreal artists in the world today. Hilo was featured in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal Book that we published in 2014. 

Pirelli - The Calendar. 50 Years And More

Erotica // Monday, July 27, 2015
The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. Reserved for important clients and VIPs, the calendar has since grown into a legend of its own, showcasing the beauty of models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss.

Simple Syrup by Amanda Charchian

Erotica // Friday, July 24, 2015
We have done a bunch of posts on the work of Amanda Charchian on the site, but we just feel she is one of the best young erotic photographers working today. Not all of the work fits into that cateogry, and a lot of her nudes are in nature and composed in unique ways, but the Simple Syrup series is a hazy, almost psychedelic summer beach stoner dream. 

The Power of Body: Black and Whites by Selina Mayer

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
There seems to be a lot of people these days who are dismissive toward nude photography, or tend to think that each photo shoot is some sort of easy way out of addressing the subject. Then you come across the works of Selina Mayer, the North London photographer with such a beautiful sense of light and abstraction, of simple singularity with the subject that you begin to realize just how hard it is to compose a good portrait. 

Homoerotic Works of George Quaintance published by Taschen

Erotica // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
George Quaintance was a master illustrator, and his incredible homoerotic works were created at a time when gay lifestyles were not only being repressed, but illegal in many places. Taschen books, which is one of the great publishers of erotic works, has this fantastic collection, Quaintance, which "traces his remarkable life story and reintroduces his colorful, kitschy and culturally resonant paintings—works that made George Quaintance the most popular and successful physique artist of his time, and one of its most intriguing figures."
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