Erotica

Erotica

The Many Rebirths of Venus

Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus is iconic in Western art. Alongside the Mona Lisa, it is probably a contender for “most famous...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 May 2023

Erotica

Venus Vincit Omnia: Venus in Art

Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the goddess of love. We’ve explored some famous Venuses here. Furthermore, Velázquez’s...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 2 May 2023

Erotica

The 10 Most Scandalous Nudes in Art (NSFW)

We’re here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: it is all about sex. Nude representations of men and women caused...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 February 2023

Erotica

The Erotic Drawings of Francesco Hayez (+18)

The Venetian painter Francesco Hayez is considered a genius of historical Romanticism. In addition to the quality and refinement of his artworks, he...

Rute Ferreira 4 August 2022

Expressionism

Anita Berber: Femme Fatale of the Weimar Republic

Born on 10 June 1899 in Dresden Germany, Anita Berber shocked and entertained the cabaret and bourgeois crowds of the Weimar Republic right up to her...

Kelly Hill 18 July 2022

Erotica

Tom of Finland: Embracing Eroticism and Queer Desire

Meet Tom of Finland, the artist that inspired the looks of Freddie Mercury, Rob Halford and the Village People. He was friends with Robert...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 June 2022

Erotica

Art on the Verge of Eroticism and Pathology by Egon Schiele

The provocative artworks of the Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele are not just about exploring the sexuality of human bodies. The artist also...

Nataliia Pecherska 12 June 2022

Art History 101

Male Homosexuality in Western Art

Homosexuality is still an underrepresented topic in art historical discourse. Since our magazine stands for inclusivity, we strive to present to you...

Magda Michalska 17 May 2022

Erotica

Looking for Hot Renaissance Boys? Well, Here They Are!

Look no further! If you are in need of the sight of some muscular bodies this year, don’t bother going to the beach, but book yourself a ticket...

Magda Michalska 13 February 2022

Erotica

Eccentric Erotica: Pichard & Lob’s Odyssey

One simply cannot praise Homer’s peerless oeuvre enough. We all read Iliad and Odyssey several times, and surely, a considerable amount of us has...

Erol Degirmenci 4 November 2021

Erotica

Scandalous World of Hans Bellmer: Dolls, Ropes, and Erotic Photography

“I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me”, said Terence, Roman playwright sometime in the 2nd century BCE. I think that art...

Magda Michalska 18 August 2021

Erotica

I Modi: History of Erotic Art (NSFW)

Have you ever heard of I Modi (The Positions)? Also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibus is a...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 May 2021