Artwork Title: Pornocrates - Artist Name: Félicien Rops

Pornocrates

Félicien Rops, 1878

"My Pornocracy is done. This drawing delights me. I would like to make you see this beautiful naked girl wearing a glove, gloved and wearing black, silk, skin and velvet, and, blindfolded, walking on a marble frieze, driven by a pig with a "golden tail" through a blue sky. Three loves - old loves - disappear with tears (...) I did this in four days in a blue satin room, in an overheated apartment full of odors, where the opopanax and the cyclamen gave me a slight fever beneficial to the production and even to the reproduction. " (Letter from Félicien Rops to H. Liesse, 1879) (http://epigrammeoeil.blogspot.nl/2013/04/felicien-rops.html)
on paperwatercolor and pastelheightened with gouache

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