Minotaurs, Hombres and Femmes
29th January 2021
We’ve added a really important new artist, the visionary English illustrator and engraver Michael Ayrton, with his wonderful etchings of the Minotaur and his powerful images for Paul Verlaine’s most erotic verses. Enjoy them all at https://honesterotica.com/illustrator/michael-ayrton…. Take your time to enjoy them!
Japanese erotic art and its two-way influence on Western erotic artists
11th January 2021Shunga Gallery is a sort of sister resource to Honesterotica – whereas we concentrate on western erotic illustration, Shunga Gallery complements us with a comprehensive resource for Japanese and Japanese-inspired erotic art. The Shunga Gallery website was conceived and created by specialist art… read more
Lynn Paula Russell – Retrospective and Sale of Works, 1985–2020
11th January 2021Lynn Paula Russell is the most-visited artist on the honesterotica website; if you like Paula’s work, and especially if you are interested in buying one of her original works, here is your chance!
The gallery she shows her work with, London-based Talisman, is currently hosting an important online… read more
The censorship of erotic art in Germany
10th December 2020Hans-Jürgen Döpp
Censorship of art, and especially of erotic art, is a favourite activity of authorities who believe they alone hold the key to public taste and acceptability. In reality censorship tends to be as much about control as about safety, denying creative expression and personal… read more
Conversations with Hans-Jürgen, Part 3
6th November 2020Here is the third and last part of our interview with Hans-Jürgen Döpp, in which he shares his thoughts about erotica today, the influence of the internet, how he defines erotica – and which are his favourite erotic images of all time.
Nobody knows more about erotic art than Hans-Jürgen. His many… read more
Conversations with Hans-Jürgen, Part 2
1st November 2020Nobody knows more about erotic art than Hans-Jürgen Döpp. His many books include 1000 Erotic Works of Genius, Objects of Desire, The Kiss, Temple of Venus and Paris Eros.
Hans-Jürgen is based in Frankfurt-am-Main in Germany, and for many years taught sociology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-… read more
Conversations with Hans-Jürgen, Part 1
23rd October 2020The name of Hans-Jürgen Döpp will be familiar to anyone interested in the history and dissemination of erotic art, and we are delighted that he has agreed to answer many of the questions we so often ask of ourselves!
His many books include 1000 Erotic Works of Genius, Objects of Desire, The Kiss,… read more