erotica and erotic art

   Erotica includes images, books, and objects that cause or celebrate sexual feelings or desires. Just as "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," some observers will perceive erotica as obscene or pornographic. But when sexually suggestive or explicit materials are deemed erotica or erotic art, they are described more neutrally or positively than they are when called obscenity or pornography.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • DMK Erotic Art Museum — The private DMK Erotic Art Museum is one of the leading private collections in this field. It is based on the collection of Roger Peyrefitte, Paris, and founded by the German art collector D.M. Klinger, who published more than 60 volumes of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Erotic literature — comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts which sexually arouse the reader, whether written with that intention or not. Such erotica takes the form of novels, short stories, poetry, true life memoirs, and sex manuals. Erotic literature …   Wikipedia

  • Erótica — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Tiziano: Dánae recibiendo la lluvia de oro (1553). Erótica es un término colectivo de raíces griegas y latinas (nominativo plural de erotikon, εροτικον, y de eroticum y carente por tanto de plural él mismo) con el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • erotica — meaning ‘erotic literature and art’ is a plural noun, and any verb it governs should be plural (Erotica are much in evidence in the world of videos), although it is often treated as a singular mass noun: • None of Minton s erotic drawings have… …   Modern English usage

  • erotic — 01. This is an [erotic] film, so it is not suitable for children. 02. The woman had a photo taken of herself in an [erotic] pose as a surprise for her husband. 03. A show of [erotic] art was shut down by the city after some people complained that …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Erotica (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Erotica Type = Album Artist = Madonna Released = October 20, 1992 Recorded = July 8, 1991 August 15, 1992 Genre = Pop, R B, dance pop, jazz Length = 75:24 Label = Maverick, Sire, Warner Bros. Producer = Madonna, Shep… …   Wikipedia


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