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.

1 comment:

  1. Great artwork and best of all it's truly erotic.