Tag Archives: erotic art

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Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More

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Why All Ingres Is Erotic

Every drawing Ingres made was an overture, every painting a consummation. Read More

Kiki Seror’s digital animation-with-sound DVD Fly-By Mission 2000: Invisible Invaders, 2000. COURTESY I-20, NEW YORK
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How Far Can You Go?

With male nudes in full display, pornography a common source material, and explicit imagery the norm in galleries and museums, sex in art has become fun, disturbing, raunchy—even cerebral. Read More

Robert Colescott, At the Bathers Pool (Interracial Blues), 1984. COURTESY PHYLLIS KIND GALLERY, NEW YORK
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The Most Erotic Artworks

Artists, curators, and other experts name pieces that range from the suggestive to the explicit, Correggio to Clemente, Manet to Mapplethorpe, Indian sculpture to Richard Serra. Read More