All the positions
6th April 2023
The Cuban artist Carlos Enríquez visited Europe several times in the late 1920s, where he came across Aretino’s ‘sex manual’ Sonetti Lussuriosi. Rather into sex himself, Enríquez produced his own set of drawings to accompany them, which you can see now by clicking here.
2nd April 2023
The much-loved Italian cartoonist Guido Buzzelli is today’s new artist, with his chaotic scenes making fun of the hypocrisies, rituals and taboos of Italian society. Never overtly sexual, always humorously titillating, see his colourful scenes now by clicking here.
Beyond the boundaries
31st March 2023
Today’s new artist is the transgender Kimberly Wilder, whose drawings from the mid-2000s were an important part of an exploration of sexual freedom and identity. See what you think, and where it leaves your fantasies. See Kimberly’s drawings now by clicking here.
30th March 2023
A new portfolio today from Schem (Raoul Serres), better known as a French postage stamp designer but with a secret sideline in erotica! It’s his Little Cousins from 1948, which you can see all of now by clicking here.
Painting the passion
29th March 2023
‘It is assumed that works of art that exalt the eroticism of the female body must have originated in the eyes of a man: my passion for the human form proves this assumption emphatically wrong.’ This is the strong personal statement of today’s new artist, Inge Clayton, whose work can be found by clicking here.
Going down …
27th March 2023
We stay with Pierre Louÿs this morning, and the inimitable Rojan’s 1927 illustrations to accompany Louÿs’ Pybrac, which has been called ‘one of the filthiest books of poetry ever published’. You be the judge – click here to see them all. Enjoy!
Pas devant les enfants
26th March 2023
The poet Pierre Louÿs and the artist Louis Berthomme Saint-André are the perfect over-the-top partnership for the 1946 portfolio Poésies Érotiques. Every scene demonstrates the pair’s utterly outrageous erotic imagination. You can see them all now by clicking here. Enjoy!
The spices of (erotic) life
25th March 2023
A new helping of erotic humour today from the inventive illustrator André Collot, his 1955 portfolio Épices – Spices. Did you know that in French ‘confesses’ (confessions) can be divided into ‘con’ (cunt) and ‘fesses’ (buttocks)? See the whole shebang by clicking here.
23rd March 2023
And here’s the second complete high-resolution update – Frans de Geetere’s stark 1928 etchings for the story of two adolescent schoolgirls exploring their sexuality, Un été à la campagne. See them all now by clicking here.
The oldest profession
23rd March 2023
With many thanks to a Californian collector, we now have pleasure in updating a couple of important folios to complete high-resolution series – click here for the inimitable Rojan’s 1935 Examen de Flora. Can Flora become an exemplary prostitute?