A Brief And Gloriously Naughty History Of Early Erotica In Art

In the words of Audre Lorde: “The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire.”


Erotic scene on the rim of an Attic red-figure kylix, c. 510 BC. via Wiki Commons

In other words, eroticism is powerful. It always has been. And art is there to prove it.

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