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A Gallery of Intact Penises in Art

4. post-Renaissance.


''Exchanging Breath''Exchanging Breath
This anonymous 18th
century erotic Japanese
print, "Exchanging Breath"
is remarkably detailed
in a few lines.



Stati's ''Orpheus''

Cristoforo Stati's effete "Orpheus" (early 1600s) is in the Mannerist style.

Orpheus' penis

His penis is still small, after the classical fashion.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


200 years later, Bertel Thorvalden's
Adonis I (1808-38) is still Mannerist.
His translucent penis has a pinhole
preputial sphincter, not necessarily a
problem in real men.

Neue Pinakotek, Munich


Rodin sketch
Penis of Rodin sketch

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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