Only in Sweden?
June 28 2011
Picture: National Museum Stockholm. 'Kneeling nun, recto', by Martin van Meytens (detail).
Whilst looking at the National Museum of Sweden's website for the Elizabeth I story below, I came across the page for an exhibition there called 'Lust & Vice'.
...shows examples of how sexuality, virtue and sin have been depicted in art since the 16th century – from an age when the Church preached that sexual contact was only permitted within wedlock to today’s questioning of who erotic art is created for. A total of 200 works are on show from the museum’s own collections, a mix of paintings, drawings, sculptures and applied art. You can also see a genuine chastity belt!
The exhibition includes paintings of women showing their naked bottoms.
There's also a rather disturbing photo called 'Alone in a Brown Room', by Annika von Hausswolf. It depicts a bloke on a chair with his trousers lowered, and his hand in a naughty place. You could click here to see it, but I don't recommend you do. You will though, won't you... Who ever knew that wallpaper could be such a turn on?