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Erotic art: what's appropriate or not? 🔴

Artwork by Ga Ga

You're a bit cheeky, aren't you?

Erotic art is a cracker of a subject. Most people have an opinion about what constitutes art and what's straight-up offensive. And we get it; art is completely subjective and what's appropriate or not is different for each person.

Your 90-year-old grandmother probably wouldn't appreciate seeing naughty bits painted onto a canvas (well, she might, who are we to judge?), but on the other hand, your cousin might be an avid collector of erotic artworks.

Now that we understand the history behind nude art, we can delve into the juicier stuff. From Michelangelo to Mapplethorpe, we discuss what drives artists to create erotic art, the deeper meanings behind famous pieces and why eroticism doesn't necessarily mean explicit penetration. (Penetration is such an icky word, isn't it?)

Can we tell you a secret? We love erotic art. But we're a little cheeky too.

Erotic art: what a hard subject!
Oleksandr Balbyshev
Suzana Dzelatovic
Samantha Han

Oleksandr Balbyshev
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Suzana Dzelatovic
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Samantha Han
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Manuel Leonardi
Justice Hyde
Kate Oleska

Manuel Leonardi
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Justice Hyde
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Kate Oleska
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Reimo Õun
Deborah Stevenson
Mario Lautier Vella

Reimo Õun
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Deborah Stevenson
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Mario Lautier Vella
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"Erotic art has a depth of meaning people may not see at first glance. Love it or hate it, it certainly gets you thinking!"

Emily, Artfinder's Community & Communications Manager

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