The history of erotic depictions includes paintings , sculpture , photographs , dramatic arts , music and writings that show scenes of a sexual nature throughout time. They have been created by nearly every civilization, ancient and modern. Early cultures often associated the sexual act with supernatural forces and thus their religion is intertwined with such depictions. In Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Japan and China, representations of sex and erotic art have specific spiritual meanings within native religions. The ancient Greeks and Romans produced much art and decoration of an erotic nature, much of it integrated with their religious beliefs and cultural practices. In more recent times, as communication technologies evolved, each new technique, such as printing , photography , motion pictures and computers , has been adapted to display and disseminate these depictions.
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Hans-Michael Koetzle , born , is a Munich-based freelance author and journalist, focusing mainly on history and the aesthetics of photography. Your Shopping Cart. Your shoppingcart is empty! Don't have an account? Create your account. A History of Erotic Photography from - image 1 Nudes.
Erotic photography is a style of art photography of an erotic , sexually suggestive or sexually provocative nature. After the s erotic photography began to be less commonly referred to as such, and to be increasingly described as glamour photography. Erotic photography generally produces a composed image of a subject in a still position. Though the subjects of erotic photography are usually completely or mostly unclothed , that is not a requirement.
I was hinting to this posting, or rather to the fact that it would be written one day soon, many times already. Most recently it was in the posting about James Tissot , and before that, in the one about Ingres. Both postings touched on the issue of photography and the way it impacted or even directly influenced a process of art making of these artists.