Showing posts with label Erotic Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Erotic Art. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Kāma-Sūtra, Erotic Figures in Indian art by Marc de Smedt

The Kāma-Sūtra, Erotic Figures in Indian art by Marc de Smedt (Presenter); David MacRae (Translation) 

 

Description 

This book is an album of the most remarkable erotic and amorous illustrations from Indian Art, celebrating the Kama Sutra. Both paintings and sculptures are included, and most images are in color.



1. The Kama Sutra , a sacred text

Kama Sutra the very name is laden with erotic associations. Even those who have never read it know, or believe, that it is a treatise on the numerous postures ot love described in Indian tradition. It is true that the Kama Sutra is a treatise on love written about the third century AD by a Brahman, Vatsyayana, who presented, in a condensed form, a much older Tody of learning already existing in the ancient sacred and esoteric texts or India and which moreover was an integral part of the ritual governing day-to-day human relations.



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