After ending a brief survey of medieval erotica, I’ve come upon Renaissance erotica, where I must tell you of Venus and Nini.
Sleeping Venus (c. 1510) Giorgione
Venus of Urbino (1538) by Titian
Venus and Nini are two terms of art to denote the female nude, the first is divine, the second is a mere mortal. They are illustrated here by the Venus (Giorgione) vs. Venus of Urbino (1538) by Titian.
My most astonishing find was the 16th century Testa di cazzi, which reminded me of the 18th century anonymous caricature of the Cardinal Armand de Rohan-Soubise.
Testa di cazzi by Francisco Urbini
The works shown are icons of erotic art #49, #50, #51 and #52.