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Erotic Art Inspires

Erotic art covers artistic work that depicts scenes of intimate love-making and is intended to evoke erotic arousal. Erotic art is often sold as home decor.

Art, one might argue, is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. “Art happens” in a visual form such as film, dance, painting or sculpture. Art produces works to be appreciated primarily for their reflective beauty or emotional power.

ancient erotic art
Ancient erotic stone carvings at the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

Among the oldest surviving examples of erotic depictions are Paleolithic cave paintings and carvings, but many cultures have created erotic art. The ancient Greeks painted sexual scenes on their ceramics, and there are numerous sexually explicit paintings on the walls of ruined Roman buildings in Pompeii. The Moche of Peru in South America are another ancient people that sculpted explicit scenes of sex into their pottery.

Additionally, there has been a long tradition of erotic painting and carving in Eastern cultures. In Japan, for example, shunga appeared in the 13th century and continued to grow in popularity until the late 19th century. Similarly, the erotic art of China reached its popular peak during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty. In India, the famous Kama Sutra is an ancient sex manual that is still popularly read throughout the world.

The candlesticks are erotic art and display well in bedrooms, living rooms and dinner tables. Needless to say, the sticks set the tone for intimate moments, be they first encounters between lovers, or dinner parties with friends, or simply the special times of making love.