About the PicturesThese pictures are not good enough for my Art, Sex and Censorship project, where all of the images have been cleaned up and are in HD resolution. Instead of wasting them, these 500 pixel high versions at least give you a taste of what the work of these artists looks like.
Category Archives: Behind the Canvas
The model for the above painting was Henrietta Bingham, a woman who included Dora Carrington in her very long list of sexual conquests. Like her, Dora also enjoyed sex with both men and women. Henrietta was engaged for a year … Continue reading
This illustrates a scene from Giovanni Battista Guarini’s 1590 play The Faithful Shepard. This was a popular theme for paintings, since it featured two girls kissing in a kissing contest between the nymphs. The viewers at the time knew it … Continue reading
Hieronymus Bosch was one of the most original painters in history. His work looks like no one else’s- except for those who copy him, of course. Below we have a painting attributed to the school of Bosch, which simply means … Continue reading
There weren’t any unacceptable nudes by Barney, but the above painting, while not appropriate to the collection, is of note. The model is Barney’s daughter, Natalie. Both were notorious wealthy Washington socialites, although later Natalie relocated to Paris. As you’ll … Continue reading
The Italian painter Francesco Albani did some surprisingly erotic paintings for his time. This is a strange theme, but a very popular one with artists. The picture above wound up as unacceptable because of the lack of nudity. We do … Continue reading
It was often not possible for artists to view live models. Fortunately, the Greeks created a number of life sized statues that artists could draw from. Many artists learned some of the basics of drawing the nude from the Vênus … Continue reading