Top Places with Erotic Sculptures
Erotic sculptures cover any artistic work that is intended to evoke erotic arousal or that depicts scenes of love-making. Sculpture lovers and those who sculpt love the three-dimensional aspect of this art form. Statues and sculptures are generally made out of stone, metal, ceramics, wood, clay, ice and many other unique materials. Its a tough choice to choose Top Places with Erotic Sculptures as there are plenty of them.
Erotic art is not new to for the human civilization. The older civilizations of Mesopotamia and Harappa have traces of erotic sculptures in their ruins. Modern artists have become more creative about their methods and often use a combination of materials, textiles and processes. Obviously, stone sculptures last the longest so the ancient sculptures we are most familiar with were made from stone, such as the great pyramids, Stonehenge and more. The sculpture has been used for religious purposes for centuries and by many different cultures. These are the top places with erotic sculptures around the world:
1. Khajuraho Temples, India
The temples at Khajuraho were built somewhere between 950 and 1050 by Rajput kings of Chandela dynasty. These super erotic sculptures are found everywhere in India – particularly on the exteriors of temples. The Khajuraho temples feature a variety of artwork, of which 10% is sexual or erotic art outside and inside the temples. Some of the temples that have two layers of walls have small erotic carvings on the outside of the inner wall. Some scholars suggest these be tantric sexual practices. Other scholars state that the erotic arts are part of Hindu tradition of treating kama as an essential and proper part of human life, and its symbolic or explicit display is common in Hindu temples. These temples have several thousand statues and artwork.
2. Bologna, Italy
The Fountain of Neptune is a monumental civic fountain located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Italy. Its bronze figure of Neptune, extending his reach in a lordly gesture of stilling and controlling the waters, is an early erotic work by Giambologna, completed about 1567. Castrated Neptune shows the liberal ideals of the bologna opposite to Europes religious powers. An innovation of Giambologna’s fountain designs is the fantastic and non-geometrical forms he gave to the basins into which water splashed and flowed.
3. Japanese Elephant Ivory Mini Statue
Japanese elephant ivories come in all sizes. This intricate ivory scrimshaw erotic netsuke figure shows a man and a woman enjoying a comfortable sexual position. Their expressions look like they are having a pleasant conversation rather than sex, but perhaps they are engaged in a marathon tantra run and are pacing themselves. The scrimshaw is extremely well done, particularly for its tiny size of 1.5 inches in length and 1 inch wide.
4. The kiss, Paris, France
The kiss is one of the Rodin’s five most famous sculptures. This 1889 marble sculpture of an embracing couple depicts the 13th-century Italian noblewoman Francesca da Rimini from Dante’s Inferno, who falls in love with her husband’s younger brother Paolo. The couple is discovered and killed by Francesca’s husband. The lovers’ lips do not actually touch in the sculpture, suggesting that they were interrupted and met their demise without them ever having kissed.
5. Konark Sun Temple – India
The higher layer (above the basement and middle layers) of Konark Sun Temple contains a number of bigger sculptures, mostly erotic. In some carvings, the obscenity is to such a great extent that Vatsayana, the famous author on sex-psychology, even did not mention about similar poses in his books of Kamasutra. Notwithstanding the vulgarity presented in the erotic scenes, the sculpture reveals the thorough knowledge of human anatomy that the artists had. In one scene a man is lifting a woman with both his hands and the woman clings to his neck. In this case, the sculptors have wonderfully shown the expansion and contraction of the muscles, as a result of his lifting the woman. It is a proof of their technical experiences of centuries.
6. Erotic Theme Park JeJu, Korea
This bronze sculptures can be seen in Loveland, along with a stone penis, oral sex-engaged sculptures, and these climbable breast mounds. The only sexual theme park in South Korea, Jeju Loveland is the creation of 20 artists from Hongik University in Seoul. Witness the theme park’s 140 sculptures that all represent human (or non-human like dogs and mermaids) sexual acts, from kissing to “doing” in different positions – all with a hint of humor. Pictures best describe what you’ll see around the Loveland so scroll down and have fun.
7. Frogner Park Oslo, Norway
Frogner Park is a public park located in the borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway. Sculptor Gustav Vigeland created the sculpture arrangement in the center of the present enlarged park from the 1920s until his death in 1943. These interesting sculptures are located in a sculpture park in Frogner Park in Oslo. The sculptures are intended to illustrate life cycles and also includes a children’s playground and a fountain representing life and death and Wheel of Life.
8. Pompeii, Italy
The city was found to be full of erotic art and frescoes, symbols, and inscriptions regarded by its excavators as pornographic. Even many recovered household items had a sexual theme. The ubiquity of such imagery and items indicates that the sexual mores of the ancient Roman culture of the time were much more liberal than most present-day cultures, although much of what might seem to us to be erotic imagery