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Picasso Loved the Girl on Tentacle Action!

Whoa...

 
In quite possibly the weirdest news to cross my desk recently (and that's a shocker) I stumbled upon discussions of how Picasso apparently had a secret love of girl on octopus action...
 
I know, right?!?
 
Well, not just octopus porn, but a wide swath of Japanese erotic paintings. The Picasso Museum of Barcelona has opened an exhibit to this concept, and pulled out 19 of his personal collection of erotic images, and are showcasing them alongside 27 of his own works... for the sake of comparison. So awesome...
 
AjayRazon Nov. 10, 2009 at 3:23 p.m.
Picasso  is one sick bastard, but i salute him.  
this is crazy, interesting news XD 
JJOR64on Nov. 10, 2009 at 3:24 p.m.
Picasso is my hero.  :)
constanzadellarosaon Nov. 10, 2009 at 3:45 p.m.
Yup, he certainly had that fetish. Not only the Impressionists were influenced by Japanese art, but also early 20th century artists from the surrealist school.
Lanon Nov. 10, 2009 at 3:48 p.m.
I was wondering what Picasso had to do with tentacles and girls. Personally, I think getting molested by an octopus is really creepy, but hey who am I to judge Picasso for his taste?  I really would like to see how these paintings influenced his art though. It's interesting to note that tentacle sex goes way back in Japanese art and culture.
John_Martoneon Nov. 10, 2009 at 4 p.m.
@Lan: Yeah, we were just talking about that as we recorded the podcast. Though, unfortunately I couldn't find any of the examples they were talking about to post them with the article (the works inspired by.)
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on Nov. 10, 2009 at 4:59 p.m.
well, we certainly see where the concept of tentacles in manga and amine came from. I really don't see where this is at all arousing.
John_Martoneon Nov. 10, 2009 at 5:07 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" well, we certainly see where the concept of tentacles in manga and amine came from. I really don't see where this is at all arousing. "
I blame the internet. It ruined us.
Sonata moderator on Nov. 10, 2009 at 11:08 p.m.
One of the most awesome pieces of artwork ever, I remember seeing that years. One of the things that peaked my interest in Hentai.
cfatalison Nov. 10, 2009 at 11:10 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" well, we certainly see where the concept of tentacles in manga and amine came from. I really don't see where this is at all arousing. "
and later on it's developed as a wau to beat censor
Nerxon Nov. 10, 2009 at 11:10 p.m.
once we have established contact with aliens that will be priority xD
OGTon Nov. 11, 2009 at 3:54 a.m.
Ahh, Western shunga. Japonisme at its finest. (least fine?)
Noodleson Nov. 11, 2009 at 7:50 a.m.
It warms my heart knowing that even back then, there were lovers of tentacle rape.
Newdeathon Nov. 11, 2009 at 8:02 a.m.
Hmm interesting. 
 
 
ND
FLCL1on Nov. 11, 2009 at 8:51 a.m.

L...O...L 
 
also 
 
W..T..F
cfatalison Nov. 11, 2009 at 9:57 a.m.
@FLCL1 said:
" L...O...L  also  W..T..F "
it's japan, you are expecting anything else?
Konandaon Nov. 12, 2009 at 12:04 p.m.
Ah "The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife" quite a famous example of the ukiyo-e style woodcuts. Although I have to say I prefer Hokusai's depictions of nature and landscapes. i.e. his most famous work "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" for instance instead of the shunga peices he made.

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