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Erotic Art

Inside The Racy, Blood-Soaked Drama Of Laura Krifka's Painted World (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

Note: This exhibition contains lots of (painted) nudity. Be warned. With all the juicy melodrama of a telenovela and the gravitas of a Baroque pain...

One Art Museum Is Exploring Why Canadian Culture Shies Away From Nudity (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains fair amounts of nudity and may not be suitable for work. Next month, Ontario's THEMUSEUM is "Getting Naked," presentin...

Warning: These Erotic Outsider Artworks Aren't For Your Basic Valentine (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Note: This post contains sex, nudity and lots of it. You've been warned! erotic adj. of or pertaining to passionate love; arousing or designed to ...

15 Compliments For Your Lover This Valentine's Day, Courtesy Of Erotic Artist Dorothy Iannone

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and in honor of the holiday devoted to that sweet, sweet loving feeling, we're taking a hint from our resident se...

Facebook In Legal Trouble After Censoring That NSFW 19th Century Painting

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. by Coline Milliard Social media giant Facebook has been taken to court by a French user whose ...

A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

Note: This article spans the history of erotic photography. Consider yourself warned. Since the dawn of time -- or at least the dawn of the daguerr...

Egon Schiele: Portraits at Neue Galerie

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Just as Sigmund Freud upended and challenged the way society viewed the psyche and sexuality in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Schiele reached the same results with emotionally charged works that reflected his inner turmoil, desires, and fantasies.

Meet The 'Louise Bourgeois of Italy,' Carol Rama

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

Carol Rama's first exhibition was abruptly shut down by the police for public indecency. One work, "Dorina," was a watercolor in the raw, depicting a ...

Exhibition Transforms The Viewer Into A 'Sex Monster' (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts

Note: This article, about an exhibition aptly called "Sex Monsters," contains images that may not be suitable for work. Consider yourself warned. I...

These Contemporary Shunga Prints Are Even More NSFW Than The Originals

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post is extremely NSFW. We mean, lots of nudity and images of sexual acts. Shunga does, after all, mean erotic art. Proceed with caution...

The Octogenarian Artist Who Paints Free Love And Sex Better Than Anyone

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

For over 50 years, Dorothy Iannone has been bringing the ethos of free love to the world of painting. Transforming her wild brand of "ecstatic unity" ...

19th Century Erotica Is Way Raunchier Than We Expected (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts

When we think of 19th century artwork, a particular type of image hops to mind, often involving beards, Christian allusions, lots of sad people and a ...

A Truly Erotic Art Exhibition Aims To Get You Hot For Summer (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains a fair amount of erotic art. It is, as the title notes, not safe for work. This past winter has been a true test of New...

Bound to Do It: Curating Erotic and Fetish Photos

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

"So, wanna curate a booth with me at Photo Independent?" Of course I said yes. I love curating. Then came the kicker: My friend asking, noted SoCal art world photographer Eric Minh Swenson, dropped this on me: "It's gonna be all fetish photographers."

The Beautiful Erotic Art Hidden In The Pages Of Vintage Gay Magazines (NSFW)

Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts

Warning: The images in this post are very NSFW, hence the erotic beauty note. In the 1950s, art admirers were hard-pressed to find images of gay m...

Classic Art Has Never Been So Dirty (NSFW)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

We're here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: It's dirtier than you remember. Before NSFW was an acronym thrown about on...

WATCH: Exactly Who Was Tom Of Finland?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, is a famed erotic artist and queer icon whose legacy spans multiple generations. The Tom of Finla...

An Erotic History Of Humanity (NSFW)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

Contemporary artists like Jeff Koons and Sarah Lucas may have a handle on today's erotic art market, but history has had a long relationship with sexu...

Sex And Pleasure In Traditional Japanese Art (NSFW)

Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts

One of the most unabashedly erotic images to ever grace the pages of an art history book came from the woodblock of iconic Japanese artist Katsushika ...

Erotic Art's Japanese Roots

Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

If you've ever wanted to get into the sexual mindset of a 17th century Japanese artist, it's time to head to Hong Kong and feast your eyes upon a deli...

Sex, Math, and Magic (PHOTOS)

Amir Aczel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Science
Amir Aczel

It seems strange that in India erotic statues can be seen in temples -- and accompanied by math! What is the magic square doing here? Why place together erotic statues with a mathematical puzzle? And why put both of these in a temple? How does religion sit with sex and with math?

WARNING: This Needlework Is NSFW

Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

Artist Alaina Varrone turns the wholesome craft of embroidery into a tantalizing medium for erotica in her colorful NSFW needleworks. From blush-worth...

Egon Schiele's Secrets Are Out...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

It's always interesting to dive into the diary of a great artist. It's especially interesting when that artist is the erotic Austrian painter, Egon Sc...

Russian Christians Can't 'Tolerate' The Museum Of Erotic Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Ever since punk rock provocateurs Pussy Riot protested President Vladimir Putin near a church altar in Moscow, a segment of Russia's conservative Chri...

Our Favorite '50 Shades' Inspired Artworks

Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Who knew the one thing that could bring the wide range of women riding the subway together was a rich businessman with a predilection for BDSM? "Fifty...