Raw Erotica: Sex, Lust & Desire in Outsider Art | Ricco/Maresca
What is erotic art? Do all paintings with a sexual theme qualify as erotic? How to distinguish between erotica and erotic art? In what way are aesthetic experiences related to, or different from, erotic experiences and are they at all compatible? Both people and works of art can be sensually appealing, but is the beauty in each case substantially the same? How helpful is the distinction between the nude and the naked?
Don't have an account? This essay argues that erotic art is art which aims to engage viewers sexually through explicit sexual content, and succeeds to some extent in doing so. The boundaries of the concept of erotic art, and some of the psychological and social implications of erotic art are also explored.
Why then in evoking your memory do I vibrate like a bell announcing the nuptials of angels? Slowly dying of an ineffable love inspired in me by your splendid gaze met by chance at the Potsdam encounter in You were sparkling from head to toe, deified by the sublime beaming of your dear face. The impulse of this enchantment brings me devoutly to my knees behind the door through which you have disappeared. O pain.