Who knew JMW Turner did erotica? | Art | Agenda | Phaidon - jmw turner erotic

Category

‘Erotic Figure Studies: ?A Nymph and Satyr’, Joseph Mallord William Turner, c | Tate jmw turner erotic


Many of those in the two so-called 'Colour Studies' books are overtly erotic and occasionally explicit, 'once the eye and mind adjusts to Turner's mode of.

This brief section includes a sketchbook under the later, euphemistic title Academy Auditing (Turner Bequest CCX a), most of which was filled in about with.

However, our new book The Art of the Erotic, suggests these libidinous practices dates back centuries. Alongside better-known works by Picasso, Araki and Richard Prince, our book also reproduces an watercolour by Joseph Mallord William Turner (in the Tate's collection) the.