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Sep 27, 2020 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
The Tale of Phyllis and Aristotle was a popular medieval legend from the early 12th century, in which the great philosopher is overcome by a "dominatrix" and ridden while being whipped, demonstrating the conquering power of "a woman's charms" over the intellects of men.
(Above: c. 1600 - Bartholomeus Spranger)
The story was very popular with artists from the 15th & 16th centuries, and depictions appear in sculptures, carvings, tapestries, stained glass, and especially engravings.
(Below: 1525 - Lucas van Leyden, 1485 - Master of the Housebook)
Aug 24, 2020 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Just came across a fabulous trove of covers and database info for Fantagraphics Books' Eros Comix imprint, which published dozens of kinky, fetishistic, and otherwise erotic comic books throughout the 90s and early 00s.
In 1954, Superman co-creator Joe Shuster illustrated 16 issues of a fetish comic series called Nights of Horror, which featured Clark Kent and Lois Lane lookalikes caught up in terrible bondage predicaments.
Shuster had been involved in a dispute with DC Comics over compensation for Superman, and when the court ruled in DC’s favor he was left nearly broke. A neighbor offered him Nights of Horror and he accepted.
Apr 15, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Illustration for “Les Chansons de Bilitis” (1922) - George Barbier
The Songs of Bilitis is a collection of 143 erotic lesbian poems published in 1894 by French writer Pierre Louÿs, who claimed he had translated them from Ancient Greek but had, in fact, invented them himself.
Mar 9, 2020 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
Painting for the cover of Adam and Two Eves [Beacon B152] (1956) - Walter Popp
Painting for the cover of Never Love a Man [Beacon B511] (1962) - Darcy (Ernest Chiriaka)
Dec 24, 2019 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
The Siren (c. 1900) - John William Waterhouse
John William Waterhouse (British, 1849-1917) was a late Pre-Raphaelite painter whose work revolved around historical and mythological figures from antiquity and the medieval periods, along with scenes from their worlds.
Dec 11, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
The State of the SMUT - 2019 in Review!!
The last 12 months have seen incredible growth for us in every aspect of what we do, and in 2020 we’re planning to do even more! Read more about our progress here > smutproject.com/2019/12/11/sta…
If SMUT has been important to you this year, if you’ve loved something we’ve put out or been glad to see us out in the world, or if you’re as excited as we are about where the next year will take us, please consider supporting us with a monetary contribution, whether by...
Joan Crawford played Hamlet in 1929 and it’s STILL 🔥
Photographs by Ruth Harriet Louise.
Ruth Harriet Louise (1903-1940) was an American portrait photographer who ran Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's portrait studio from 1925 to 1930, during which she is estimated to have taken over 100,00 photos of some of early Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Nov 1, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
And the winner is...
The amazing and incredible @DominaDali for her wonderful Ouija board ankle socks!!! 😁❤️😈🖤💀
We loved this picture and there were some very close seconds. Ultimately it came down to a coin toss because it was so hard to decide.
Thank you all so, so much for your participation and for helping us have such a wonderful, spooktacular #Socktober!!
Oct 17, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Just Finished Reading a Novel (c. 1918) - Delphin Enjolras
Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945) was a French academic painter who was known for his intimate paintings of women, often contemplative, often in their bedrooms or parlors, often reading or sitting by a fire.
Oct 4, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
The Witch’s Sabbath (1880) - Luis Ricardo Falero
Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896) was a Spanish painter who worked in Paris and London in the late 19th century. Many of his nudes exhibit an expressiveness and sensuality, and a vivid style, that parallels the work that would be done by pinup artists more than 50 years later.
Sep 6, 2019 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
This wonderful image has been making the rounds lately without any info or cataloging data. It’s a painting done by fantasy artist Boris Vallejo in 1984.
Boris Vallejo (1941-present) is a Peruvian artist who has painted dozens if not hundreds of similarly magnificent works, and who may already be familiar to many as the creator of the poster artwork for Barbarella (1968).
Aug 18, 2019 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
A vanilla person getting the creeps or saying “that’s weird” about you expressing your kinky self represents anxiety and unfamiliarity, not a value judgment. They’re not being mean, they really just have no idea what you’re talking about and that scares them.
It can be easy to forget how much learning and growth has gone on as you’ve developed into who you are and what you know today, and it can be just as hard to imagine someone back on the other side of that knowledge.
May 12, 2019 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Just a word to say that there is lots of hot new content in the works and on the way! We know things have been a little static over the last few months, but we are hard at work (😆) on a bunch of great stuff that we hope to roll out very soon!
In progress we have:
- New #erotica shorts!
- #Kink and #femdom guides! From foot worship to bootblacking to romance and more!
- Updates for the Fine Art Gallery!
- New essays from @MrYours_Truly and @MxSamDreslin!