Lyzeum: 12 Pikante Blätter (High School: 12 Risqué Scenes) is the only Otto Paul portfolio of its genre, remarkably simple and decidedly modern in its treatment and presentation. If the title page did not include the date, it could quite easily have been mistaken for something created in the 1960s.
The stark black and white images, for better and for worse, complement the sometimes scary atmosphere of many of the scenes, with hints of violence and nightmare.
Each image has a title:
Der Hausgeist (Spirit of the House)
Der Traum (The Dream)
Geisterstunde (Witching Hour)
Im Schulgarten (In the Playground)
Im Kartenraum (In the Card Room)
Die neue Schülerin (The New Student)
Im Schlafsaal! (In the Dorm!)
Die Kontrolle (Control)
Die Lust (Lust)
Im Beichtstuhl (In the Confessional)
We are very grateful to Hans-Jürgen Döpp for these images; Hans-Jürgen, the compiler of many books on erotic art, curates the Venusberg online gallery and bookshop which you can find here.