What is Erotic Art?

Erotic Art is a type of art that “is intended to evoke erotic arousal or that depicts scenes of love-making”




Attic red figures depict an erotic scene on an Ancient Greek drinking plate, Greek, 480 and 460BC

History has shown that people have interested in depicting sexually stimulating scenes from the old days. In Ancient Greece, the expression of eroticism was highly popular in their culture. It is clear that Ancient Greek culture embedded in the matter of eroticism through the Ancient Greek artifacts.

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Untitled erotic picture, Japan, 1814, Katsushika Hokusai

Erotic painting is not only popular in the Western cultures but also the Eastern cultures. Shunga “is an erotic artistic tradition that emerged from early modern Japan, featuring graphic image of sexual activity”. It was used for a collection of memory and sex education.


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