SHUNGA: Erotic Art from Japan


With its carefree attitude to nakedness and sexuality, East Asian “shunga” (spring pictures) convey a much freer attitude to sexual morals than has been instilled in Europe. The MAK exhibition SHUNGA. Erotic Art from Japan (through 29 January 2017) focuses on the artistic quality of the explicitly erotic colour woodblock prints, which despite long prohibition by the Japanese government advanced to become a mass phenomenon.

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