Japanese Erotic Art: Shunga

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Art and sex come together at the British Museum in a new exhibition called Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art. Shunga, which is the Japanese term for erotic art, literally meaning spring pictures, is a selection 170 works from collections around the world, in the form of paintings, prints and illustrated books. The erotic art is from the 1600s through to 1900.Continue Reading

10 Things I Hate About Having an Art Blog

Sorry to have a public whinge, but I don’t have a therapist, so this is the next best thing ;-)

Most of the time I enjoy looking after Art News Blog, but sometimes it really gets to me and I struggle to log into Blogger! So, here’s ten things that I hate about having an art blog (there’s easily 100 things that I love about having a blog, but I feel like having a whinge today!)..Continue Reading

Hazel Dooney in Melbourne with Porno

Hazel Dooney is showing in Melbourne at the Mars gallery with a photography exhibition called PORNO. This will be her first photography exhibition, but it won’t be the first time she has created controversy with her sexually charged works. Her “Sex Tourist” watercolors caused a stir at the Art Melbourne art fair last year when a sponsor of the event tried to have her work censored.Continue Reading

Innocent Spam – Funny Cartoons

I probably get more spam than most people as I have a few different websites, all with their own email addresses. So every time I click Send & Receive I get another 10 spam emails in my junk folder. A full day will see my junk email folder fill with more than 500 spam emails and more than 1000 if the spammers have extra bills to pay. I sometimes get really bothered by them and wish really bad things upon the senders (REALLY bad things), but the only person that my cursing and screaming affects is me. So I just accept spam as being a part of the internet, just like traffic is a part of big cities; you can kick and scream all you want, but it won’t get you out of the traffic jam any quicker.Continue Reading

Sexy Time – Free Art Print

The Australian artist Hazel Dooney is offering an unlimited print titled “Study for Unsated” to download for free. Which means that you will have to print the work, but if you then send it to her studio she will sign it and send it back to you.Continue Reading

Sex as Art or Just Porn

There’s an exhibition on at the Barbican Centre of arts in London that explores the subject of Sex. “Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now” shows the porn art of Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bacon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol and more.Continue Reading

Free Art Print from Hazel Dooney

The Australian artist Hazel Dooney is offering a free art print to download from her website for the third time. It’s a drawing from her sexually explicit series that caused some reaction when she exhibited them in Melbourne, Australia recently. The print is called “An Outline Of Kelly, Later”Continue Reading

More Art Less Sex

Here’s another interesting website powered by the people, with similarities to sites like Post Secret. Written on the City is a website that encourages users to photograph text in the city and share it with users online.Continue Reading

7,200 Year Old Sex Scene

Archaeologists have found what could possibly be the oldest depiction of porn in the world. The 8cm high clay figurine of the lower part of a male figure (nicknamed Adonis von Zschernitz) was recently found in Germany. A month later a female figure was also found in the same area. When archaeologists put the 7,200 year old statues together, they came up with this conclusion..
“There are two ways of looking at this. The first is that they were doing a ritual dance, but the other possibility is that the man and woman were copulating and that he was standing behind her. The copulation option is far more likely, and would make this the oldest representation ever of a pornographic scene.” guardian