Previous (the Renaissance)
This anonymous 18th
century erotic Japanese
print, "Exchanging Breath"
is remarkably detailed
in a few lines.
Cristoforo Stati's effete "Orpheus" (early 1600s) is in the Mannerist style.
His penis is still small, after the classical fashion.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This hairless youth's puppyfat overhangs the beginning of his penis. He has a disinct corona and a slight acroposthion
- Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, late 18th C
This statue of a more mature man (Hercules?) has weathered after some 250 years outside, but still shows a clear acroposthion
200 years later, Bertel Thorvalden's
Neue Pinakotek, Munich
This sketch by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is completely unselfconscious: neither Rodin nor his model would have given a second thought to the fact that the man still had his foreskin. It was simply a given.
Musée Rodin, Paris
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