Sexually explicit Japanese art challenges Western ideasUploader: Vulabar 4 years ago Subscribe 9
After most artists refrained from signing shunga works. Carefully arranged plates of food, surrounded by carefully planned out backgrounds; images with hidden meanings; a This realistic, graphical eroticism in the name of painting still has the power to shock and trigger censorship. Picasso's famous Primitivist painting portrays five nude sex workers allegedly from a brothel in Barcelona. Klimt, the Austrian symbolist painter with a penchant for gilded canvases, brought you uber-famous works like " The Kiss " and his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The introduction of Western culture and technologies at the beginning of the Meiji era — , particularly the importation of photo-reproduction techniques, had serious consequences for shunga.