Erotic sculptures

Everyone here already knows I'm weird. Great, why not a thread about (ancient) nude sculptures.

I'll start with an example of what is called heroic nudity. It's called The Dying Gaul, an exeptional piece of art. It's a Roman copy of a Hellenistic sculpture. What's interesting and somewhat counter-intuitive for us is that male genitalia on Greek and Roman sculptures is "modest", as big endowments were seen as belonging to barbarians. Maybe that's why their empires didn't last.


In order to keep the gender balance, here's the Aphrodite of Knidos, a(nother) wonderful example of Greek art, a cult statue of goddess Aphrodite. Again, a Roman copy (apparently the Chinese of the ancient world -> not funny, I know).


(Posted Nov 22, 2018)