Erotic Encyclopedia

Erotic Encyclopedia

Hans-Jürgen Döpp

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 2:00261229

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political correctness and the aggressive one-eyed morality.
This book disregards conventional thinking and presents 800 reproductions that illustrate erotic art from Ancient Greece down to the present era in both Europe and Asia: when reproduction is not seen as an end in itself. With no hesitation nor inhibition, the author explains why erotic art is a key factor of societal development.

The Painted Word

The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France, 1885 to World War I

Giotto: La pittura (Art dossier Giunti)

Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House

Art, Self and Knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

distance and detours, the fetishist constitutes the picture-perfect eroticist. The object of the fetish, in its fixed, tense relationship with what is immediate, is more significant to the fetishist than the promise of fulfilled desires represented by such an object. The imagined body is more meaningful than any real body. Collectors are eroticists as well. While the lecher or debauchee is active in real life, the collector lives with a chaste heart in a realm of fantasy. And is it not true that

does not necessarily have to be a characteristic of an exceptional morality; such people simply have a non-erotic culture. Eduard Fuchs, the past master of erotic art, whose books were accused of being pornographic during his lifetime, considers eroticism the fundamental subject of all art. Sensuality is said to be present in any art, even if its objective is not always of a sexual nature. Accordingly, it would almost be a tautology to speak of erotic art. Long before Fuchs, Lou AndreasSalomé had

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Statue aus Bronze, Lambeaux, 1910. TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 17/12/04 2:05 PM Page 121 XX Amants. Bronze by Casarotti, 1910. Couple d’amoureux. Bronze, Casarotti, 1910. Liebespaar. Statue aus Bronze, Casarotti, 1910. 121 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 122 17/12/04 Pages 122, 123/Seiten 122, 123: Paul Avril, 1910. 2:05 PM Page 122 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 17/12/04 2:05 PM Page 123 XX 123 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 124 Paul Avril, 1910.

2:10 PM Page 145 XX Laszlo Boris, 1921. 145 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 146 17/12/04 Pages 146, 147/Seiten 146, 147: Laszlo Boris, 1921. 2:10 PM Page 146 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 17/12/04 2:10 PM Page 147 XIX 147 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 148 17/12/04 Jean Gabriel Domergue, 1924. 2:10 PM Page 148 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 17/12/04 2:10 PM Page 149 XX Jean Gabriel Domergue, 1924. 149 TS Encyclopedia copy 12 DEC 04.qxp 150

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