The show encompasses 70 works from the archeological site’s vast troves, including the famous “Leda and the Swan” fresco recovered in 2018.
Visitors to the Museo Larco in Peru learned how to perform self-tests for prostate and testicular cancer by touching the genitals of replicas of pre-Columbian huacos.
Shunga, the Japanese term for erotic art, was highly popular during the Edo Period, with artists still creating to fill demand even after the government banned the explicit illustrations in 1722.
Known as shunga (“spring pictures”), these highly erotic sexual scenes comprise a genre of their own, and an exhibition devoted entirely to them has opened for the first time in their country of origin.
The work of artist Eugene Bilbrew might be better known had not a dozen books with his illustrations on the cover been confiscated and outlawed in the late 1950s. While he drew for 20 years, his work is still little known outside a small group of deviant collectors and enthusiasts.