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Erotic art — in letters and in pictures — is an eminent part of the cultural heritage of ancient China, and was already flourishing in pre-Imperial times. With its peak during the late-Ming period, this art remained a fixed feature in Chinese literature and visual arts until well into the 20 th century. At its best, Chinese erotic art is a search for beauty in all its manifestations, for not only does it offer stimulation, it provides a source of great aesthetic pleasure.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. Two Chinese sets of painted silk and soapstone inset erotic panels, Qing Dynasty19th century, each set comprising two panels of painted silk on card backing, within a cloth bound frame, set with painted soapstone relief carved elements, mount.
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THE great British erotica auction is in decline. Last month's sell-out at Christie's South Kensington of the erotic engravings of the fin de siecle Belgian artist Felicien Rops was quite possibly the last auction of its kind to be held in this country. Only one in five of those present to see off this private collection was British; the rest were Continentals.
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By Artspace Editors. But what about those works whose subjects slid right past first base and sometimes even second and third? C— A.
By Artspace Editors. In the Western tradition, the idealized nude and—more explicitly—sex have long been sticking points in artistic discourse across generations—controversial for their beauty on the one hand, and its supposedly sinful nature on the other. In stark contrast, Japanese erotica in paintings and prints have held a ubiquitous position in society, starting with the Heian aristocracy of the ninth century and trickling down to a rising, modern urban middle class. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.
Take a good, long look at the woodcut print pictured above. Actually, this isn't even the second time you've seen it. And if you're a student of 19th-century Japanese erotica, then all bets are off.