Prostitutes & Art

Prostitutes & Art

The French poet Charles Baudelaire once declared: “What is art? Prostitution.” Throughout history, artists have used prostitutes as models and muses for their artwork. While this long practice has in the past been an ignored fact, some artists choose to imply or even outright declare who the subject of their work is. From Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s colourful pastels to Egon Schiele’s erotically charged sketches, here is a pick of the eight most famous artworks featuring prostitutes.

Belle Epoque Bordellos

Belle Epoque Bordellos

A decadent journey through Belle Epoque bordellos  “THE JAPANESE GIRLS”, “THE SPHINX”, “The Oriental Palace”… these are the names of eloquent Parisian mansions. But these extravagant houses were more than lavishly decorated home. As poetic as the name appear, these...