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The 10 best works of erotic art

Art has always been intrinsically linked to expression, passion and sensuality, but across the centuries, there have been surprisingly few unambiguous depictions of the carnal act in its naked glory. Here, Jonathan Jones chooses his favourite 10 erotic pieces Katsukawa Shun’ei (attributed to) Ten scenes of lovemaking, a scroll painting (Edo period, 1795-1810) British Museum […]

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A Brief History of Erotic Art

Erotic art has been created by almost every civilization, be it ancient or modern. Erotic illustrations were displayed through paintings, sculptures, dramatic arts, photographs, writings, and music. They showed scenes of sex throughout the time. In earlier cultures, sexual activity was associated with supernatural forces and therefore they also have religious resemblance attached to it. […]