Tuesday, March 27, 2007


There has been some talk already on this site about classic erotic drawings.

One of the classics for the late 1700’s is Thomas Rowlandson. He created some rather tame images of landscapes and farm scenes. However, what he is well known for is his erotic prints.

What I love about his work is that the men and women he depicts are not the god and goddesses normally displayed in art. They are the everyday man.

Some of my favorites.
The Harem

Just look at the man sitting there with a raging hard on with all those women to choose from. Man. He must be in heaven. And the women are displaying all their charms to him, buttocks, breasts, and cunnys in hope that he will pick them to sate his vigor.

The French Dancers At Morning Rehearsal.

This image is filled with wanton frolic. The man in the middle has stood at attention as he plays his fiddle for of the curvy dancer to the left. The man in the back is futtering the one woman with the hat on, while playing the fiddle. Hum… can any man do that? Play the fiddle while diddling? I wonder what the music would sound like?

He also did this image… Family on a journey laying the dust.

I have never quite understood the sexual turn on with urine, well beyond it being a form of humiliation and in that case it is the humilitation not the urine itself that is the turn on.

Quite a bit of erotic literature from the late 1800’s is filled with this. Young men getting hard while watching a woman pee. Maybe someone here can help explain the sexual arousal element in this?

The golden shower is also mentioned often in Story Of The Eye. If you have not read this classic… you should... This book has some major fetishes in it. Sadomasochism, underage orgies, golden showers, necrophilia, and eggs. It is quite a mixture meant to shock.



Jane Lockwood said...

Eggs? Is this related to teaching your grandmother to suck eggs? Raw or cooked? Is this the equivalent of Portnoy and the family breakfast? My mind boggles. Sometimes I feel like such a young (ha, dream on) innocent here.

Celia May Hart said...

You know, I grew up with "suck eggs!" being an insult... hmm....

Pam Rosenthal said...

I have to admit that I've tried and failed with Bataille.

Kate Pearce said...

I've never been a big fan of his cartoons, I think it's because they are so merciless at exposing people for exactly what they are. He's kind of like the equivalent of Entertainment Tonight and The National Enquirer, showing us images of ourselves that we can't quite look away from but are quite cruel. Marvelously drawn though and so alive!
Never read Bataille either-another one to add to my ever growing TBR pile

Shelli Stevens said...

I like how women back then had normal figures. Women had curves. Sorry I focused on something completely different, but there ya be.

Lenora Bell said...

I think Lacy is the one putting the spice in our tea! Very naughty, indeed. I had never seen any of these, thanks for the images and explanations, Lacy.