Nearly every civilization, ancient and modern, throughouthistory; has depicted sexual acts in paintings, sculptures, music, writings orin plays. Whether it is Greek, Roman, Egypt, China or India; representations ofsex and erotic art has been integrated withreligious beliefs and cultural practices of civilizations.
Depictions of a sexual nature are as old as civilizationwith depictions such as the venusfigurines and rock art existingsince prehistoric times.
The ancient Greeks often painted sexual scenes on ceramicsor as marble or stone sculptures. The Romans considered depictions of sex to bedecoration in good taste, and indeed the pictures reflect the sexual activitiesand practices of their culture, as on the Warren Cup. In Roman culture thephallus was considered a good luck charm and large phalli were often used nearentryways.
There has been a long tradition of erotic painting in the Asiancountries. One of the most famous ancient sex manuals was the Kama Sutra,written by Vatsyayana in India during the first few centuries. In Japan, theerotic art found its greatest flowering in the medium of the woodblock prints. TheChinese tradition of the erotic was also extensive, with examples of the artdating back as far as the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). The erotic art of Chinareached its peak during the latter part of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).
This book touches upon world’s most erotic sculptures withlively pictures. This will be really eye opener for the readers, to know thevividness of sexual details and love making engraved in sculptures around theworld.