Thursday, December 31, 2009

Erotic Art

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

It is very frustrating, but sometimes my work is not permitted to be exhibited because of “rules” against nudity in art. This despite the fact that most people are extremely complimentary of the sensitivity in which I portray people in their most vulnerable state (or so they tell me).

So, if you cannot beat ‘em, . . . join ‘em.

And I actually feel a bit excited to be joining the ranks of many of my predecessors, including lots of the “Big Boys” such as Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Théodore Géricault, Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and my friend and mentor Vasily Fedorouk. Even Michelangelo painted quite a lascivious “Leda and the Swan” composition. I suspect that besides the Japanese, Egyptians, and the Greeks, every culture has birthed some form of erotic art.

While exploring various compositions, I was trying to think of a title to inspire me and keep me on track. I was seeking eroticism, not vulgarity. My ex-roommate Elena, from Italy, unknowingly named this pastel and charcoal drawing. She and I happened to be corresponding shortly after I began work on this piece. She often addresses me as “tesoro,” which is Italian for “treasure” and is a term of affection among the Italians.

Thus, I would be happy to introduce to you my first published work of intentionally erotic art.

22” x 16”
Charcoal and Pastel Drawing
Roma-brand paper
$1800 (+ $20 shipping + applicable sales tax)
by Kelly Borsheim

And I wish you a sensuous and joyful 2010 full of passion and amore.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year 2010 to you Kelly!
Wishing you a fantastic year filled with; Health, Happiness, Artistic Satisfaction, Sexitivity, Passion, and Good Humor.
All coated with good tastes.
Best Wishes,
Gene P.

Jeanne Rhea said...

I almost missed this! Just received your newsletter and it's 5:28 a.m. and it's my birthday. My first thought-"What a gift!" Tresoro is beautiful. I love the colors, the light, the composition.

Made my day!

Bad girls do it better--erotic art that is! ; )

Jeanne Rhea said...

Should have been Tesoro! And should have been "Big girls do it better-erotic art that is", but after looking at it again maybe the first works better.

This iPhone is not the best for getting thoughts down.

Kelly Borsheim said...

Thank you Gene and Jeanne,
and Happy Birthday Jeanne! It could not have happened to a nicer gal.
I have been amused by the responses to this work, not all here on the blog naturally.
All and all good . . .
so, maybe there IS hope for the world after all.
Make love, not war!