The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art throughout History
June 9th, 2011 by Aldouspi

The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art throughout History

The Art of Arousal brings together 120 of the most engagingly erotic paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings from diverse eras and cultures.

List Price: $ 21.95

Price: $ 9.95

Pablo Picasso Erotic Scene La Douleur 30x23 Wall Art Canvas Print Unframed

$19.47
End Date: Tuesday Jan-3-2017 14:08:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.47
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Hellfire KIM DEMULDER Erotic Fantasy Art print
$6.29
End Date: Friday Dec-23-2016 9:24:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.29
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Find More Erotic Art Products

Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers.

Incoming search terms:



Not What You Are Looking For? Try A New Search...


3 Responses  
  • Grady Harp writes:
    June 9th, 20113:38 pmat
    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Images 5 Commentary 3, December 10, 2007
    By 
    Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) –
    (TOP 10 REVIEWER)
      
    (VINE VOICE)
      
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art throughout History (Paperback)

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer has provided laughs, giggles, and an occasional bit of insight into sex therapy on her old television and radio appearances and here, in this now affordable paperback version of her 1993 book THE ART OF AROUSAL: A CELEBRATION OF EROTIC ART THROUGHOUT HISTORY she extends her slanted knowledge to include art. Though there is an unidentified ghost writer and researcher (?Andrew Shelton) involved, the spotlight is on Dr. Ruth as she makes witty comments (sheathed in a condom of profundity!) about art of the erotic nature from early civilization to the (then) present. The writing is superficial at best, but is entertaining – like walking behind an older groupie at a museum tour, hearing them titter at all the naughty pictures.

    The reason to buy this version (2000 paperback reissue) is for the illustrations themselves, images that do not require historical explanation in order to enjoy them. The art spans ancient Greek, African, Asian, and Native American sculpture, well known masterpieces from Michelangelo through Caravaggio, Fragonard, da Vinci, Titian, Canova, to Hokusai and Masami Teraoka’s homages to the master, to the drawings and painting of Egon Schiele, Picasso, Joyce Kozloff, and Robert Colescott. Instead of presenting the images in chronological order, Westheimer divides her chapters into Elements of Eroticism, The Pleasures of Looking, Flirtation and Seduction, Kisses and other Foreplay, The Embrace, Solitary and Group Pleasures, and Blissful Exhaustion – a decision of order that suggests Dr. Ruth’s thought processes.

    But no matter the editorial stance, the book is full of very well reproduced images of sculpture, vessels, drawings, etchings, and paintings. And that is reason enough to add this confection to your art library! Grady Harp, December 07

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  • Shantell Powell "The ShanMonster" writes:
    June 9th, 20114:29 pmat
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great entertainment, but non-existent scholarship, July 16, 2001
    By 
    Shantell Powell “The ShanMonster” (Kitchener, ON, Canada) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art throughout History (Paperback)

    This is an excellent cross-selection of international erotic artwork. Although pieces from Western civilization are more heavily-weighted, there are still plenty of sculptures/paintings from Asia, South America, and Africa. The time range runs the gamut from thousands of years ago to modern art. The pieces are chosen well, and the colour reproduction is admirable.

    Do not expect a meticulously-researched book, though. I don’t have a terrific knowledge of general art history, but I do know a bit more about ancient Greek art than the average person. Although the vital statistics are available for each of the pieces shown in the book, the write-ups are occasionally filled with pure conjecture. For example, some of the Greek red-figure artwork is described rather wishfully. One piece, showing an orgy scene, is described as a scene involving men and hetairai (high-class courtesans) at a symposium. In actuality, these women are probably lowly prostitutes, as evidenced by the coarseness of their features and heavyset bodies. Hetairai are depicted as being more refined and beautiful than these particular women.

    Another red-figure piece is featured, showing a man and a young woman having sex outdoors. Dr. Westheimer writes, “If he is a considerate lover … he will turn her around and bring her to orgasm with cunnilingus.” Although cunnilingus may have been practiced, it is not represented in ancient Greek art or mentioned in Greek literature. In fact, the Greeks didn’t even have a word for it. Since ancient Greece was a very sexist society, and generally speaking, women did not have any rights, I think it’s highly unlikely the woman in the red-figure cup ever did receive any sort of oral nookie.

    Although I believe Dr. Westheimer makes incorrect assumptions about some of the artwork, her artistic interpretations aren’t the purpose of the book. The purpose is to offer light entertainment and to provide artistically-motivated lessons in seduction, a goal she achieves quite well.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  • wiredweird "wiredweird" writes:
    June 9th, 20115:28 pmat
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Warm and delicious, January 12, 2008
    By 
    wiredweird “wiredweird” (Earth, or somewhere nearby) –
    (TOP 100 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art throughout History (Paperback)

    Dr. Ruth brings us a charming collection, artistic celebrations of sex in all its forms. The book paces itself the same was as a sexual encounter, from first sight and flirtation, through the peak of the experience (alone or with others), on to “blissful exhasution.” Westheimer and her collaborators have chosen artworks that praise each phase of the mating game, using images drawn from every era and area of the world.

    Westheimer’s format invites easy browsing. Most often, each page presents one piece of art and a few paragraphs of her happy and gentle commentary. The reproductions of the art of reproduction are beautifully printed on heavy, bright paper. Most of the pictures are large enough for easy reading, with blowups of details where a fine point might otherwise be missed. The art historians working with Dr. Ruth have chosen works from famous names, including Leonardo, Picasso, Degas, Rembrandt, and other lumninaries of the Western canon, but didn’t stop there. Other works are drawn from the art of India, Japan, Africa, and South America, as well as contemprary works by many artists.

    All of the works depict happy, consensual activity – you won’t find any of the dark edges that put so many people off sexual imagery. Bold, bawdy, or blissful, there’s something here for every mood. The only problem with this collection is that, despite its 150 or so images, you’ll come away wanting more.

    — wiredweird

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No


Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
»  © Condomsforsale.org | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy | Substance: WordPress   »  Style: Ahren Ahimsa

The owner of this website, Paul Frea, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking Tantra Lovemaking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.