Erotic artworks

Erotic Art Photography

Erotic art is undoubtedly a medium for expression. It takes tremendous skill and finesse to present the nude figure in the best light without being too crass or explicit. Experience the titillating and inspiring world of artistic nude photography with LUMAS. Depicting the naked in the traditional artistic form of the nude is one of photography’s major preoccupations.

Varieties of Erotic Art Photography

 Varieties of Erotic Art Photography: Angela rides the Lion by Sylvie Blum
Angela rides the Lion
Sylvie Blum
from € 1,389  to € 1,719
 Varieties of Erotic Art Photography: Sonia Braga by Michel Comte
Sonia Braga
Michel Comte
from € 709  to € 1,219
 Varieties of Erotic Art Photography: Jaime Rishar IV by Michel Comte
Jaime Rishar IV
Michel Comte
from € 1,019  to € 1,249
 Varieties of Erotic Art Photography: Lake by Sylvie Blum
Lake
Sylvie Blum
from € 499  to € 699

Nude photography enjoys an ever-improving reputation as societal attitudes change. The genre itself is characterized by aesthetic poses and the bold use of color or light and shadow. These attributes of the art form are expressed particularly strongly in our black-and-white art prints.


Throughout the history of western and global art, an interest in the themes of love and erotica has always played a central role. This is evidenced in paintings containing allusions to the erotic, encoded in symbols which recast sexual desires, sometimes coupled with a mystical longing into symbolic languages. Until the invention of photography in the early 19th century, the nude was generally depicted in oil paintings on canvas that drew on religious, mythological, and historical themes. Today, erotic art exists in the widest possible variety of media: canvas prints, posters, holography, sculpture, photography, and even wall tattoos.


Erotic art can be subdivided into two categories: the nude and the semi-nude. In nude photography, the subject is, as the name suggests, completely naked. This is the most traditional type of nude photography. In semi-nude art, by contrast, the model is partially clothed or covered through the use of accessories or objects.

Subjects and Themes of Erotic Art

 Subjects and Themes of Erotic Art: Renate G. by Günter Rössler
Renate G.
Günter Rössler
€ 809
 Subjects and Themes of Erotic Art: The Scarf by Sylvie Blum
The Scarf
Sylvie Blum
from € 939  to € 1,939
 Subjects and Themes of Erotic Art: Discus I by Sylvie Blum
Discus I
Sylvie Blum
from € 499  to € 629
 Subjects and Themes of Erotic Art: Jutta by Günter Rössler
Jutta
Günter Rössler
€ 829

The allure of bare skin is the heart of erotic art photography. Women are very often featured in these pictures. The fascination with femininity goes far beyond pure eroticism. However, it has just as much to do with the aura of the model as well as the artistic staging of the female form. Fashion photography is a highly stylized (and highly commercialized) tributary of the traditional nude - in which critics allege women's bodies in particular are indistinguishable from the product.


In female nude photography, women often symbolize empathy, security, sensuality, or passion. Of course, nude photos of male figures can also be found in the LUMAS collection. The male nude is no less an object of fascination, and is an equally venerable artistic subject. The male erotic form symbolizes for viewers a different set of ideas and emotions. Their hard contours and their vulnerable presentation symbolizes strength and trust.

Erotic Photo Art: A Play of Light and Shadow

Erotic art is often confused for that which its subject matter is believed to directly imply: sex. While that isn't untrue, there is another reason that erotic photographers choose to work with the nude. The human body is an ideal springboard to the exploration of natural beauty and the novel possibilities opened up by the medium of photography.


Erotic photography uses intense contrasts, or chiaroscuro, to elevate the gracefulness of its subjects. It draws upon the captivating interplay between light and shadow.


In the late 1940s, Heinrich Heidersberger created an iconic series of photos called Dress of Light. He projected dots and striped patterns onto his models. In this way, he was able to present nude women without exposing them entirely. Following in this tradition, French video artist Dani Olivier uses digital projectors to create mesmerizing patterns on the skin of his subjects. This gives the subjects a hypnotizing, sculptural appearance.

Finding the Right Room for Your Erotic Photography

There are several factors that will determine where a piece of art will truly shine. Nude photographs are especially popular in bedrooms, because the art and the room have a common trait: intimacy. Less provocative images and semi-nudes can also be suitable for living rooms.


That said, the effect a particular piece will have is largely dependent on the artist’s intentions, and is also subject to interpretation. While some artworks are meant to focus on the simple allure of a person's au naturel, others are conceived to be provocative. Thinking about what the picture expresses and what it means to you can go a long way in helping you determine the best place to hang it!

Erotic Photography

Our page on bedroom art contains a wealth of suggestions on how to choose art for your bedroom. Size, color, tone, and theme all matter a great deal, especially the effect these factors have on the feng shui of a room, in other words, where the light and energy of a room are directed, and whether it makes a room or set of rooms feel closed off or connected.


Erotic art photos can be particularly difficult to harmonize within a greater concept for your home atmosphere. The nude is by definition titillating and displacing: the bedroom is a place of calm. Works by Rebecca Horn and by the duo Jaime Travezan and David Tortora provide and create this harmony, abstracting away from the nude form to get at the pure aesthetic principles it represents.


The famous photographs by Jock Sturges take you on a journey to an entirely different time and place. These calm, moving photographs are prefectly suited as living room art, as they invite you to use your imagination, and turn your living room wall into a lense through which a different time and place can be expressed.

 Finding the Right Room for Your Erotic Photography: SHANGHAI 5 by Klaus Thymann
SHANGHAI 5
Klaus Thymann
from € 379  to € 1,409
 Finding the Right Room for Your Erotic Photography: SHANGHAI 8 by Klaus Thymann
SHANGHAI 8
Klaus Thymann
from € 469  to € 1,409
 Finding the Right Room for Your Erotic Photography: Little miss Newton II by Andreas Kock
Little miss Newton II
Andreas Kock
from € 429  to € 1,419

Signed and Numbered Erotic Photography from LUMAS

Lumas specializes in matching fine art to your rooms. Browse our collection online and discover our large and varied selection of works. Our portfolio includes everything from museum-sized and large format artworks to small pieces, triptychs, panoramas, and more. Our photographic prints are face-mounted on durable acrylic glass for extra protection against dust, grime, and humidity. This is a truly high-end alternative to the poster prints or foam core prints offered by many brands.


Our entire collection of art prints are framed pictures available as Limited Editions or Open Editions. Limited-edition prints are numbered and hand-signed by the artist. Because there is a set print run (usually 75-150), the value increases as more prints are sold. This separates our portfolio from the mass-produced canvas prints made by various manufacturers.


Popular Erotic Artworks:

 Popular Erotic Artworks: London by Len Van Brook
London
Len Van Brook
from € 479  to € 1,559
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Venice by Len Van Brook
Venice
Len Van Brook
from € 629  to € 2,489
 Popular Erotic Artworks: 24.00 Jotunheimen by Lukas Dvorak
24.00 Jotunheimen
Lukas Dvorak
from € 519  to € 1,719
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Tree of life by Lukas Dvorak
Tree of life
Lukas Dvorak
from € 519  to € 1,619
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Black Snap by Manuel Pandalis
Black Snap
Manuel Pandalis
from € 879  to € 1,639
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Nude by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Nude
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from € 1,089  to € 2,029
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Voluptuary by Benjamin Kaufmann
Voluptuary
Benjamin Kaufmann
€ 1,109
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Pool by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Pool
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from € 1,089  to € 2,289
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Katrin D. by Günter Rössler
Katrin D.
Günter Rössler
€ 659
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Little miss Newton II by Andreas Kock
Little miss Newton II
Andreas Kock
from € 429  to € 1,419
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Lago di Como by Lukas Dvorak
Lago di Como
Lukas Dvorak
€ 1,309
 Popular Erotic Artworks: The Scarf by Sylvie Blum
The Scarf
Sylvie Blum
from € 939  to € 1,939
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Jaime Rishar IV by Michel Comte
Jaime Rishar IV
Michel Comte
from € 1,019  to € 1,249
 Popular Erotic Artworks: 7080 by Manuel Pandalis
7080
Manuel Pandalis
from € 879  to € 1,639
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Katrin D. by Günter Rössler
Katrin D.
Günter Rössler
€ 639
 Popular Erotic Artworks: With Yves coat II by Efren Isaza
With Yves coat II
Efren Isaza
€ 2,029
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Above the Fjords by Lukas Dvorak
Above the Fjords
Lukas Dvorak
€ 1,799
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Maria Ley im Rokoko by Madame D'ora
Maria Ley im Rokoko
Madame D'ora
from € 149  to € 219
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Empress by Lilya Corneli
Empress
Lilya Corneli
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Big Cat by Sylvie Blum
Big Cat
Sylvie Blum
from € 909  to € 1,709
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Geisha Story by Michel Comte
Geisha Story
Michel Comte
from € 709  to € 1,219
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Salon du Temple by Iris Brosch
Salon du Temple
Iris Brosch
from € 939  to € 1,639
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Greta I by René & Radka
Greta I
René & Radka
from € 659  to € 1,399
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Swimsuit Story by Michel Comte
Swimsuit Story
Michel Comte
from € 709  to € 1,219
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Shared Water I by Michel Comte
Shared Water I
Michel Comte
from € 709  to € 1,219
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Inspired by Dani Olivier
Inspired
Dani Olivier
€ 1,489
 Popular Erotic Artworks: body network 3 by Michael Papendieck
body network 3
Michael Papendieck
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Lucy Liu by Michel Comte
Lucy Liu
Michel Comte
from € 709  to € 1,219
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Elisabeth by Sylvie Blum
Elisabeth
Sylvie Blum
from € 719  to € 1,309
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Shared Water II by Michel Comte
Shared Water II
Michel Comte
from € 709  to € 1,219
 Popular Erotic Artworks: Callas by Sylvie Blum
Callas
Sylvie Blum
from € 599  to € 1,109

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