Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lesbian lovers by Fameni

The fourth most visited post on this blog is two women enjoying tribadism (above), a lovely watercolour by an artist we didn't know until someone kindly left a comment saying that the artist was Fameni.  We have subsequently discovered that he produced at least one more painting of women indulging in tribadism which is this energetic display below.

It turns out that, not atypically for erotic artists, we know virtually nothing about this artist other than the fact he (we assume it's a he) may have been born in either 1885 or 1888.  One other thing is that he may have illustrated an edition of the Marquis de Sade under the pseudonym Leporini.  We can assume from the two names used that perhaps he was Italian but even that is not necessarily a safe assumption.

Much of his erotic art features groups rather than couples with other regular themes relating to younger girls and rape; some of which is quite nasty.  He does not seem to have indulged in the spanking and whipping pictures so popular in the first third of the twentieth century.  In this picture a woman is being serviced by a much younger girl (these turn up quite a lot in his pictures) whilst their friend spots that they are not alone.  

His lesbian output is meager but quite effective.  To what extent these pictures are illustrations to stories rather than stand alone works we also don't know, but many are particular enough to look like illustrations.

Of all the new ones we have discovered we particularly like this simple, pen and ink soixante-neuf drawing.  He has captured the curve of the women's legs (particularly their thighs) very well, we think.  More from Fameni another day.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lovers by Brad Holland

This wonderful picture is by Brad Holland one of America's very greatest illustrators, who is not as well known as he should be.  From the late sixties until the eighties he illustrated the Ribald Tales section of Playboy, which re-told classic erotic tales.  The passion in this illustration is palpable.  Little touches like the girl's hand reaching down to feel her lover's penis enter her vagina make it a devastatingly erotic work without it being overly explicit.

His pen and ink work is equally accomplished and has the feel of the classical masters, even though he actually dropped out of the Art Institute of Chicago to work in a tattoo parlour.