Shunga - erotic japanese designs


 Desenho Erotismo Arte Pornografia Eros Japao Gravuras Shunga

The industry of pornography is, probably, as old as the world itself. In oriental civilizations, namely in Japan, it is believed that erotic designs remount to the end of the first millenium for the exlusive consumption of court. The first function of these designs was, obviously, a visual stimulation, but were also used to teach young men how to behave in matters of sex, from preliminaries to hygiene. Starting in the XVI century the production and circulation of erotic designs, back the denominted shunga, experienced enormous growth thanks to a technique of wood engraving, having obtained elevated levels of sophistication and aesthetic quality.

The shunga engravings were executed and commercialized separately, or in books containing twelve images, denominated enpon, or even in cyllinders, this last form is the rarest and also more expensive. The subjects portrayed were assorted and, sometimes, surprising, since the japanese posessed assorted sexual preferences as well; the majority of the designs represented however heterosexual scenes which ranged from simple, sensual love to the most refined pornography. Curiosly, due to the fact that nudity does not have erotic connotations in Japan, the figures were almost fully dressed and revealed only the sexual organs, exagerated in size.

Even the largest artista of traditional japanese engraving dedicated themselves to this genre, at the time considered smaller, being carefull of remaining anonimous in order not to harm their careers "serious". Names like Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige and, overall, Kunisada executed enough designs ad contributed to elevate their aesthetic quality. The shunga engravings reached elevated prices and the artists, working for businessmen in the branch, and made good money. The authorities made several attempts to limit as well as banish the genre, all without success: shunga art continued to flourish. Nowadays it remains specially in the way of manga...

 Desenho Erotismo Arte Pornografia Eros Japao Gravuras Shunga

 Desenho Erotismo Arte Pornografia Eros Japao Gravuras Shunga

 Desenho Erotismo Arte Pornografia Eros Japao Gravuras Shunga

 Desenho Erotismo Arte Pornografia Eros Japao Gravuras Shunga


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