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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Venus with tomatoes by John Rose

This sumptuously enticing lady with tomatoes was painted by illustrator John Rose for a story in the April 1976 issue of Mayfair magazine (tomatoes were a key plot point!).

John Rose was born in Yorkshire and worked as an illustrator for thirty years, doing many book covers and magazine illustrations. He also worked in films, producing conceptual illustrations for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).  He was also a storyboard artist, although several of the biggest films, potentially, he worked on, never went into production, including a 1981 version of Moby Dick which was to have starred Sean Connery.


  1. What a luscious illustrated lady :-D

  2. That is a great painting. Squish squish!