By Hugo Gye. When the treasures of Pompeii were unearthed in the 18th century, you might imagine that archaeologists would have been keen to show off their finds, which revolutionised modern understanding of the Roman world. But one part of the collection was hidden away for nearly years - the erotic art which was a central part of everyday life as it adorned the houses of local citizens. And even now, the sexually explicit material with embarrassed its discoverers is kept in a so-called 'secret cabinet' separate from the rest of the material discovered in Pompeii and neighbouring Herculaneum. Explicit: This statue of Pan having sex with a goat is one of the obscene statues in the 'Gabinetto Segreto'. Graphic: Paintings from Pompeii like this caused huge embarrassment when they were discovered by archaeologists in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Models on God's Art Nudes by Name
Sensuous Saints and Naughty Gods – The Art Studio, Inc.
Erotic Visions of a 17th-Century Dutch Artist. Non gloria sed memoria Not glory but remembrance. They look like a typical Dutch couple one may see in the portraits of Thomas de Keyser or Franz Hals. Dressed in black from head to toe, wearing a fashionable white ruff which gives an impression that the head is resting on a plate, they are sitting in a dark interior enlivened only by a faint glimmer of a few metal items: the studs on the chair frame, the coat of arms over the mantel, the scales on the table, the point of the maulstick. Wtewael portrayed himself with the tools of his trade — a palette with brushes and maulstick. At the same time, his attire and the coat of arms speak of his high status in the society which was not typical of an artist in his days.
Gods Art Nudes
Golden-haired, winged and gentlest of the winds, Zephyros personifies the West Wind. Fitting his association with spring he is also honoured as the ripener of seed and crops. The Greek paid reverence to Zephyros e.
He turned in the direction of the small table, but Ann stopped him without even raising her eyes. She knew all of the fellow workers were watching with erotic interest. Ann liked an audience. All of the typewriters were silent.