Category: Art

Totally Tubular: My Treasured Tropes, #2.

Okay, so this one’s not so much a “trope”—a narrative device used so often that it becomes something of a template—as it is a personal fetish, of mine: nude or nearly nude women (and occasionally men) trapped in transparent tubes, usually in some sort of laboratory. Once a common image, mostly used as cover art…

Sublime Scenes: Saturno Buttò and Jeanne de Berg

I. I’m not exactly sure when I discovered the art of Saturno Buttò, but I do remember how. After a discussion with an artist friend about an erotic art idea, I googled “erotic art Renaissance style” (which was not the idea), and up popped dozens of thumbnail images in red, gold, orange, black. Beautiful nude…