Erotic depictions of women in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography from the dawn of man to the present.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Masturbating Venuses by Aslan




Masturbation Month continues with some of French artist Aslan's lovely ladies, all enjoying themselves to one degree or other.  This one reminds us of an ex-girlfriend who would only masturbate by rubbing her knicker crotch against her pussy.  She used to get quite worked up!  This one first appeared in Lui magazine in November 1974 and was quite bold as far as Aslan's work went at the time.




This lady is a bit more tentative, perhaps but we can tell what she is contemplating!  Aslan was born Alain Gourdon in Bordeauk and started doing his monthly pin up paintings for Lui magazine (and they were re-printed in Oui in the US) from the first issue in 1964 until 1981  During that time his paintings, reflecting the portrayal; of women in photos in the magazine, became more explicit.




When France started to personify their national symbol of Marianne with famous living Frenchwomen, rather than the previous anonymous figures, Aslan was asked to produce the first one, sculpted of Brigitte Bardot in 1969 and the next one, modelled on singer Mireille Mathieu in 1978. These busts appeared in every French town hall.




Finally, we have this ecstatic looking lady from the November 1976 issue of Lui.  The rendering and detail in this picture is amazing.  Unlike many pin up artists Aslan tended to work from models rather than photographs.

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