Lust and vice …
14th April 2021
A brilliant graphic designer and innovative illustrator, the German Alphons Woelfle also had to have a try at an erotic portfolio – hence his 1930 Of Lust and Vice. Newly added to the website, you can now see it here.
Telling it how it is
13th April 2021
If you haven’t heard of the New York artist Betty Tompkins, you certainly ought to know her work. From her 1970s ‘Cunt Paintings’ to the ‘Women Words’ series, she makes us think carefully what we mean by porn, pleasure, and mutual respect. See her work here.
Those were the days …
12th April 2021
For those old enough to remember it, Tracy Nakayama, today’s new artist, transports us back to 1960s printed erotica, oh so novel and innocent, and transforms those hippy images into new artworks full of wistfulness and lost promise. See her work here.
Not just pretty young dancers
9th April 2021
If you thought that Edgar Degas just painted pretty pictures of ballet dancers, think again. He also spent a lot of time in Paris brothels making a series of honest and compelling drawings, the prints from which you can now see here. Enjoy!
Get your teeth into this …
8th April 2021
An important new artist at honesterotica today, probably the best-known Ex Libris (bookplate) designer of the twentieth century, Jean Morisot. And illustration wasn't all he was good at; he was also an excellent dentist! See his imaginative work here.
Obscene pictures of great amateurism
6th April 2021
‘Obscene pictures of great amateurism’ is the official verdict on today’s new artist, the obscure 1920s Herr Bénis. But his etchings do have a naive charm, and can still inspire and encourage today’s amateur artists! See them here, and imagine his life and times.
Spanking new illustrations by, err, who ... ?
4th April 2021
A real treat for all you lovers of illustrated 1920s flagellation classics – no fewer than five spanking new portfolios from the hand of the pseudonymous artist Gaston Smit (or is it Topfer, or Barclay?). Whatever, they are on the website now, see them here. Enjoy!
3rd April 2021
An important new portfolio today from one of your favourite artists, Alméry Lobel-Riche – all the illustrations from the powerful 1910 edition of Les Diaboliques (The She-Devils), Barbey d’Aurevilly’s stories of female revenge. They’re on the website now; see them here.
2nd April 2021
It isn’t often that a woman chooses to concentrate on drawing naked men, even rarer for her to emphasise the bits that appear to interest her the most, their wondrous cocks and balls. So here are Patricia Boulay’s brightly-coloured works. Enjoy!
31st March 2021
So it was Eve that had all the fun! Poor Adam. Today’s new artist, Leo Impekoven, was a brilliant designer and had a fertile imagination – see his version of the creation story here, and understand why patriarchy is doomed!