NSFW Cupid’s Arrow: Erotica Paintings from ancient Rome to the Renaissance

 

“Your body is the church wherein Nature asks to be revered.”
        – the Marquis de Sade

 

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Richard Westall, Le Bower de Pan, 1800

 

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Gustave Courbet, Les Bas Blancs, (Woman with White Stockings), c. 1861

 

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François Boucher, La Nymphe Callisto, séduite par Jupiter sous les traits de Diane, 1759

 

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Rembrandt etching

 

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Francisco de Goya, Two Lovers in a Courtyard, 1880’s
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Martin van Maele

 

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Auguste Levêque, Bacchanali

 

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Agostino Carracci, 1585-1600

 

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Henri Gervex, Satyr playing with a Bacchante

 

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Richard Cosway, Venus and Mars, c. 1790

 

 

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Pompeii fresco

 

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Pompeii fresco

 

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William Adolphe Bouguereau, Faun and Bacchante
 
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Max Švabinský

 

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Rembrandt, The French Bed, 1646

 

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Gustave Klimt sketch

 

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François Boucher, Mars and Venus, c. 1754

 

 

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Satyr & Maenad, Pompeii fresco

 

 

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Peter Paul Rubens, Feast of Venus, detail, 1635

 

 

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Gustave Courbet, the Sleepers

 

 

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Egon Schiele

 


 

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