Erotic art http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31123/all en Antique shop painting could be worth $53 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/antique-shop-painting-could-be-worth-53-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French art expert believes he has solved the mystery of the model in a celebrated 19th century painting as a result of an art lover's 1,400 euro antique shop purchase that could turn out to be worth 40 million euros ($53.6 million), weekly Paris Match reported on Thursday.</p> <p>"The Origin of the World" (1866) by French painter Gustave Courbet depicts female genitalia but does not show the woman's face.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/antique-shop-painting-could-be-worth-53-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Erotic art Gustave Courbet L'Origine du monde AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749234 at http://www.globalpost.com Art collector says he found head from Courbet's explicit nude http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/art-collector-says-he-found-head-courbets-explicit-nude <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marine Pennetier</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A French art collector claims to have found the head from the nude body that appears in a famously explicit 19th Century oil painting of a woman's genitalia.</p> <p>Art expert Jean-Jacques Fernier, who has studied the works of Gustave Courbet for years, told Reuters he believed an unsigned painting of a woman's head, featured in this week's Paris Match magazine, had been cut off his masterpiece "The Origin of the World".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/art-collector-says-he-found-head-courbets-explicit-nude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Erotic art L'Origine du monde Visual arts Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749357 at http://www.globalpost.com Manet to be united with kindred painting in Venice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/manet-be-united-kindred-painting-venice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Edouard Manet's "Olympia" will go on display with a kindred painting next month in Venice, in the work's much anticipated first trip out of Paris since 1890, France's Musee d'Orsay said Wednesday. </p> <p>"Exceptionally, and for the first time, I asked the President of the Republic to lend out the Olympia, which belongs to France's heritage," museum president Guy Cogeval told AFP. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/manet-be-united-kindred-painting-venice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Entertainment Erotic art Visual arts AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:16:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768755 at http://www.globalpost.com Nude masterpieces go face to face in Venice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/nude-masterpieces-go-face-face-venice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two naked seductresses separated by three centuries of history went face to face for the first time in Venice on Wednesday in an exhibition devoted to French painter Edouard Manet with his "Olympia" alongside Titian's "Venus of Urbino".</p> <p>Manet completed his painting of a prostitute being waited on by a black maid in 1863 -- a controversial masterpiece which caused a stir at the time but was largely inspired by old master Titian's own ground-breaking work from 1538.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/nude-masterpieces-go-face-face-venice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erotic art Olympia Visual arts AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823787 at http://www.globalpost.com Age limit slapped on racy Japanese art show in Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/age-limit-slapped-racy-japanese-art-show-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The British Museum will introduce a cinema-style age limit later this year when it hosts an exhibition of Japanese art featuring graphic sexual content, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The images set to go on show in London in October showcase the Japanese erotic art form Shunga, but some are so explicit that children under the age of 16 will only be allowed to enter if accompanied by an adult.</p> <p>A spokeswoman for the museum said one image by the artist Hokusai would show a woman in a tryst with two octopuses.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/age-limit-slapped-racy-japanese-art-show-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erotic art Social Issues Ukiyo-e Visual arts AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:04:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5868658 at http://www.globalpost.com X-rated Japanese erotica sets throats clearing at UK shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/x-rated-japanese-erotica-sets-throats-clearing-at-uk-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Casciato</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Giant genitalia in action and ribald humor take center stage at a British Museum show of erotic art from feudal Japan that runs until next January.</p> <p>The museum's "Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art" is one of three shows on across Britain dedicated to traditional Japanese erotica, pleasure and Kabuki theatre from 1600 to 1900.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131021/x-rated-japanese-erotica-sets-throats-clearing-at-uk-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erotic art Japanese printmakers Sexuality in Japan Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:31:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5966625 at http://www.globalpost.com