Erotic Art Throughout History

Erotic Art Throughout History

Published March 18, 2023

Erotic art has been created around the world throughout history. Intended to inspire sexual arousal, erotic art usually depicts nudity and sex acts It takes many forms, including drawings, paintings, lithographs, photographs, films, sculptures, and more. Erotic art validates that our sexual thoughts and activities are a natural part of our human experience.

Browse through the erotic art below to see if any of these images inspire your own fantasies.

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All of these images are in the public domain and can found on Wikipedia.

Babylonia 1800 BC

Pompeii in Italy, Before 79 A.D.

Sheela na Gig at Kilpeck, England, 12th century

Spring Palace Illustration (春宮圖).
China, Qing dynasty. 1636–1912.

Shunga erotic art. Japan. 1815–1823

Love While Breastfeeding
Japanese Shunga 17th century

A friar having sex with two nuns
Europe, 19th century

Édouard-Henri Avril (aka Paul Avril)
anal intercourse, France, 1892

Gerda Wegener, Denmark, 1925

Greece, late 5th-early 4th century BC

Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho, India 930-950

Anal sex between two males. Safavid painting. Kinsey Institute Gallery, 1660.

Jupiter and Juno. Caracci. Italy, 1798.

Hokusai, The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife,
Japan, c. 1820

Gustave Courbet, Origin of the World, 1866

Achille Devéria, France, 1800’s

Lewis Bald, France,1913

Gerda Wegener, Denmark, 1925

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