When it comes to lust and literature, there is often a tendency to conjure particular images: shades of grey, a little girl named Lolita, or a writhing Lady Chatterley perhaps, and little birds fluttering about every which way. Despite its legendary status, however, there are some who would regard it with little more than a grin. The obscure religion that shaped the West. The lost poetry of Paradise. Eerie historical visions that predict the apocalypse.
Inspired By Erotic Arabic Poetry, Women Artists Depict Radical Love
Erotic art seeks to shatter Arab taboos
What will you stand up for? Tell us with LoveTakesAction. She wrote:. I allow my lover to touch my cheek And bestow my kiss to him who craves it. She landed upon the collection of Abdullah al-Udhari, comprised of verses written by women between the 7th and 12th centuries.
Erotic Art from Lebanon and the Arab World
Since the beginning of civilization, humans have incorporated sexuality into erotic art, worship, and daily life. There have been cultures and times were explicit references to sexuality were more accepted by societal norms, and times when there have not. However, the repressive view of sexuality espoused by the Church in the Middle Ages, and then the repressed sexuality of the Victorian era have left many in the Western world believing that few if any in the past were willing and able to accept and even revel in their sexuality.
Mainstream glamour photographer by day , Lebanese underground visual artist of the erotic genre by night! Sensual art is still perceived as highly provocative and taboo, and is therefore quite shunned in my culture. I have always been fascinated by erotic imagery and references. Other than the fact that eroticism is universal, what draws me even further towards this theme is its history in our region.