From the dawn of time, ever since Adam and Eve, all artists of every agewhether the Egyptian, Greek, or Roman artists of Antiquity, or more recent famous names as Rembrandt, Courbet, Degas, or Picassohave succumbed to their fantasies, obsessions, and libido, and produced erotic works that the censors have taken good care to keep from the public. For Erotica Universalis, we surface from the subterranean realms of the museums to enter those of our national and private libraries. Here we discover that not only most of our famous writers, such as Ovid, Aretino, Voltaire, Verlaine, or Maupassant, wrote erotic texts that bordered on indecency, but also that great artists like Boucher, Fragonard, Dalí, or Matisse were inspired to provide suitable illustrations for these naughty books. For this new hardcover edition of the classic 1995 bestseller, we have culled highlights from our Erotica Universalis collection. A banquet for the imagination and a feast of the eye!
Gustav Klimt 20. yüzyılın başında, belle epoque diye anılan dönemin büyüleyici kenti Viyana'da doğup büyüdü. O dönemde, iki milyonluk nüfusuyla Avrupa'nın dördüncü büyük kenti olan Viyana, hiçbir yerde benzeri olmayan bir kültüri
The passion and the glory. The great Renaissance artist's devotion to beauty A tortured, suffering soul, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564) funneled his God-fearing passion into the creation of some of the most revered and celebrated
The supremacy of pure feeling Dabbling in fauvism and cubism before founding the Suprematist movement, Russian painter and sculptor Kasimir Malevich (1879-1935) was a leading figure of the avant-garde and a pioneer of the non-objective style that he felt
Exploring Dalí's grandiose and grotesque oeuvre Picasso called Dalí "an outboard motor thats always running." Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker,
The revolutionary late-period work by Matisse Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for a longer period of time. In this late phase of his