The Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens devoted himself to a lifelong celebration of the joys and wonders of the physical realm. In a lushly illustrated text, this book brings a unique focus to Rubens' life and work.
The paintings and drawings of Jules Pascin were considered scandalous for their erotic character which earned him the image as a "bad boy". This collection introduces the reader to his extraordinary work.
Nudes is devoted to representations of the nude by great artists from antiquity and the Italian Renaissance to French Impressionism and contemporary art, featuring masters such as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso and Botero.
From Michelangelo to Rubens, Degas and Picasso, erotic art has attracted many great masters. This book guides readers from early portrayals of erotic scenes produced in the 16th and 17th centuries to contemporary highlights.
Gustave Courbet was by nature a revolutionary, a man born to oppose existing order and to assert his independence. Indeed, he revolutionised the art world with a style both radically real and profoundly stirring. This volume contains all his major works.
Explorers, adventurers and simple travellers from Europe over the centuries have all been enthralled by the exotic nature of the Asian woman. Forbidden Asia is an introduction to the secrets of Far Eastern love-making.
Like other visual arts, photography has also been at the service of eroticism since its beginning. This collection presents erotic photographs from the first works to the immediate pre-World War II years.
Ukiyo-e is a branch of Japanese art which originated during the time of prosperity in Edo (1615-1868). When Japan opened up to the West in 1868, Ukiyo-e initiated the period of ‘Japanism’ in European art. This book presents the most important pieces of the genre.
An emblematic figure of the art of the 20th century, Paul Klee participated in the expansive Avant-garde movements in Germany and Switzerland. This book explores the art of one of the greats of modern art.