We're here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: It's dirtier than you remember. Visions of Venus and sensual octopuses are probably filling your memory now -- yes, your art history classes were more exciting than you first thought. In celebration of the wildly erotic tendencies of artists over the centuries, we've put together a list of the most jaw-dropping-ly sensual artworks you might have forgotten about since your sophomore year stint in a Renaissance art survey course. Behold, 15 classic works that are way naughtier than you remember. That is, Dead White European Males dominate the archives, and as a result, nude women are usually the subject of historical erotic art.
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At the time the Black Lives Matter campaign in the UK was drawing the national spotlight to the statues of slave traders , another activist was highlighting the way women are represented in civic statuary. It shows a seated man bathing his feet surrounded by a clutch of fawning semi-naked women. The placard bearer is ArtActivistBarbie, a Barbie doll posed in front of artworks and monuments, and the playful alter ego of Sarah Williamson, a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. Williamson began the project as way to engage students with feminist ideas, and in particular the way women are portrayed in art. In a Twitter post , ArtActivistBarbie imagines the commissioning of the painting Circe by Wright Barker, which shows a topless woman surrounded by lions.
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There are a lot of different body types. We heard you loud and clear. There were no men and no diversity and various body types or ethnicity — both things we noticed when we were writing up the post.
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