[T]he power of suggestion has enthralled artists since the beginning of time. From Michelangelo to Picasso, visualising desire has produced some of the art world’s most controversial and compelling pieces.
Giving a glimpse into the more salacious work of legendary photographers and visual artists – The Art of the Erotic is a new title from Phaidon featuring beautiful examples of eroticism throughout history from Georgia O’Keeffe, Nobuyoshi Araki, Wolfgang Tillmans and many more.
In a time when censorship on social media continues to inhibit free expression around our bodies, it’s an enlightening reminder of our universal attraction to artful arousal.
Take a titillating glimpse inside via the images below, and buy the book now on the Phaidon website.