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Just watching something on the bbc and apparently this painting was a bit of a turning point for Picasso.

I'm wondering if there are any other significant works of art relating to WGs or indeed punters that anyone would care to mention?

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I'm watching that too. He must have been to Madam Becky's on a bad day. I know those girls!

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Well, there are endless art history essays of for example assorted reclining Venus paintings that were the visual code for easy women and are often regarded as the tentative beginnings of erotic paintings. (Thus ignoring Roman wall art lol) Patronage of painters tended to focus on two major subject areas throughout many centuries. Religious scenes for generally acceptable paintings that could be hanging in your residence without offending the young and impressionable. Although you could push a little bit of breast with scenes where for example loving daughter rescues starving father in prison by sneakily breast feeding lol... But if you wanted gratuitous nudity and glorious rumpy pumpy you ordered in Greek mythology. You could have full on filth by for example using Zeus in the guise of a swan nobbling Leda etc etc. Generally those paintings were in the private gent's quarters. Models tended to be floozies posing in the buff.

However, I reckon that it all started much much earlier. The glorious shapes of the Venus of Willendorf might be far from representing a religious ceremonial artefact but in fact might be the calling card of my Great great great great great great..... great grandmother who was offering incalls to discerning Cro-Magnon chaps in her cosy fur strewn cave.

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But if you wanted gratuitous nudity and glorious rumpy pumpy you ordered in Greek mythology.

Saw this in the Ashmolean in Oxford only the other day. Not Greek mythology but certainly Greek rumpy pumpy.

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Just watching something on the bbc and apparently this painting was a bit of a turning point for Picasso.

I'm wondering if there are any other significant works of art relating to WGs or indeed punters that anyone would care to mention?

Vermeer used prostitutes as muses:

http://www.essentialvermeer.com/catalogue_xl/xl_the_procuress.jpg

And Toulouse Lautrec was no stranger to the Moulin Rouge:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b1/Henri_de_Toulouse-Lautrec_012.jpg/719px-Henri_de_Toulouse-Lautrec_012.jpg

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Just watching something on the bbc and apparently this painting was a bit of a turning point for Picasso.

I'm wondering if there are any other significant works of art relating to WGs or indeed punters that anyone would care to mention?

Ah yes, I recognise that, an early attempt by Blonde-Escorts, not their finest hour.

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Van Gogh spent a lot of time hanging around with prostitutes and indeed gave his ear to one!

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"Nana" by Manet.

Manet's 'Olympia' (his interpretation of Titian's 'Venus of Urbino') was regarded as pornographic when it was first seen because she wore a choker. This meant that she wasn't a 'proper' nude but a horny slut.

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