Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Soldier and the Squaw by James Baes




Eighteenth century month continues on The Seduction of Venus with this pictorial from November 1981's Hustler magazine, photographed by James Baes.  In reality, as we started this theme mid-way through the month it will really be eighteenth century four weeks rather than a calendar month.




Although most of our material will originate from or be set in eighteenth century Europe we cannot forget the New World, of course.  We have featured an eighteenth century-set magazine pictorial before, of course: Jeff Dunas' 1776 which appeared in Penthouse's July 1976 issue as part of its bicentennial celebrations.




Although he could be a soldier his costume is more likely to make him a militiaman or even just a backwoodsman, although the wig adds a certain formal touch.  We are less certain about the authenticity of our squaw whose ornaments seem rather too brightly coloured for the period.  Still, she has an authentically bushy pussy!  She seems very pleased to see our soldier in this one, anyway.  Maybe it's the prospect of some spit-roasted fowl.  Turkey or duck?




Here, he  is starting to look like he's pleased to see her too.  Hustler was going back and forth (or, more properly, up and down) as to what extent it showed its male models with erections at this time.  This was at the softer end, so to speak.




Much less prominent in this shot it is, nonetheless, engagingly suggestive as our squaw demonstrates that she simply can't wait for a lovely duck.




Finally, just as he is getting down to business it looks like the squaw's husband (or brother) has spotted them and lets loose a flurry of arrows, one of which appears to have hit our soldier in his rear.  The success of this short pictorial is largely down to the girl whose manages to play sensuous, playful and alarmed very nicely.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Dream of Love by Jean-Honoré Fragonard



Here, as part of eighteenth century month on The Seduction of Venus, we have this  painting by Fragonard (1732-1806) called The Dream of Love.  Now, this blog is supposed to be about pictures of women having erotic encounters with others but we have stretched our definition here because there is no doubt that this young lady is dreaming of just that.  

This is a good example of Fragonard's loose, flowing brushwork, so different from his teacher Boucher's.  Probably painted in the 1760's it still carries a powerful erotic charge today.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eighteenth Century frolics by Milo Manara




These charming pictures are by Italian comic book artist Milo Manara and are illustrations from a book called Pentiti! (repent) by Rudolph Angermüller, which illustrates the story of Mozart's Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro. 




The eighteenth century was a thriving period for erotic art and conventional artists like Boucher and Fragonard produced some paintings which would have been frowned upon a hundred years later.  




Life in the large capital cities was positively licentious with London, surprisingly, being the sex capital of Europe, it's streets awash with prostitutes catering to all levels of society from princes to sailors.




We have decided to have an eighteenth century month on The Seduction of Venus and will feature genuine art from the period as well as art set in the century.  Wigs! Lacy frills!  Big skirts! Silk stockings!  And that's just the men. Zounds!



Monday, July 21, 2014

Satyr and Nymph by Arthur Fischer


Satyr and Nymph (1900)


Here is a lusty satyr, warming up his chosen nymph in a picture attributed to German painter Arthur Fischer.  Fischer was born in Berlin in 1872 and concentrated on landscapes and large scale portraits. Employing a studio of 30 assistants he was a court painter to Kaiser Wilhelm II and his pictures were sold as postcards and prints.  In the nineteen thirties he painted portraits of Hitler and Mussolini.  He died in 1948.  


Fischer with portraits of Mussolini and Hitler


This picture does show some similarities to some of his other nudes so if it is by Fischer it must have been done for a private collector.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Lady and the Stableboy by Earl Miller


Time for another Penthouse "love set" The Lady and the Stableboy by Earl Miller.  It's about, er, a lady and her stableboy. The lady is called Amanda in the accompanying story and is played by the lovely Pet of the Month from October 1976, Suzanne Saxon, who was just 21 at the time this pictorial was published.  The stableboy, Sven, is played by a very nineteen seventies looking man with a very nineteen seventies looking mustache.




This set comes from the May 1977 issue and is the second of what would eventually be four boy/girl pictorials in that year.






The writer can't resist lots of references to stallions, of course, and the text is rather more graphic and less poetic than some of the previous ones. "My pussy was wet and my whole body ached with lust!" it begins, breathlessly. 






Saxon looks just gorgeous in this and her lovely smile adds considerably to her allure in the opening shots.






Unusually, there aren't any shots of the couple removing their clothes in stages, as was usually the case in couples pictorials. First they are fully dressed and next they are naked, although, enticingly Suzanne keeps her boots on for her initial poses.






Sazon displays her awesome bush to great effect; set off by her  strong tan lines.  She doesn't need the disguising effect of clothes as her wonderful body looks great from any angle.




Although Sven never flashes his manhood (it was still very rare in Penthouse at the time) Suzanne's hand position suggests an implied erection here.




There are a much higher number of oral shots in this pictorial compared with its predecessors.  Here Sven gets a good mouthful of Suzanne's bushy pussy. Her hanging from the branch pose looks quite precarious but very sexy!










One positive aspect of Miller's shoot here is the number of sensual caressing shots of the couple.  They do have a convincing chemistry which certainly had not always been the case in Penthouse's love sets.




Certainly, Suzanne must have been pretty comfortable with the male model to pose for another intimate oral shot like this.




Finally, we get a, still unusual, implied fellatio shot.  Although The Lady and the Stableboy is not as explicit as some of Penthouse's previous girl/boy love sets, Miller did an excellent job on it and Saxon is an utter delight throughout.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Two Satyrs by Norman Lindsay



Australian artist Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) is best known for being the subject of the enjoyable film Sirens (1993), in which Sam Neill portrayed the artist.  Lindsay was a painter, sculptor, cartoonist and writer.  He also produced many fine etchings such as this one, which features one of his characteristic sumptuous female nudes.  

It's a humourous and affectionate picture depicting a classical half man half goat satyr copulating, not with the usual nymph but a lady satyr or, more properly, a satyress.  The latter were a comparatively late creation in classical art and are rarely depicted.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Penthouse Pictorials Indexed



Our "Love Sets" (as they called them) from Penthouse magazine are some of the most popular posts on the site so we have indexed them in the sidebar by type: boy/girl, girl/girl, girl/girl/girl and groups.  We will be posting another one in the next couple of days.