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A Gallery of Intact Penises in Art

4. post-Renaissance.

 

''Exchanging Breath''Exchanging Breath
This anonymous 18th
century erotic Japanese
print, "Exchanging Breath"
is remarkably detailed
in a few lines.

 

 

Stati's ''Orpheus''

Cristoforo Stati's effete "Orpheus" (early 1600s) is in the Mannerist style.

Orpheus' penis

His penis is still small, after the classical fashion.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

sculpture in the Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versaillespenis of statue in the Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles

This hairless youth's puppyfat overhangs the  beginning of his penis. He has a disinct corona and a slight acroposthion

- Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, late 18th C

Statue, Palace of VersaillesPenis of sculpture, garden of Versailles

This statue of a more mature man (Hercules?) has weathered after  some 250 years outside, but still shows a clear  acroposthion
Gardens of Versailles, late 18th century
cropped, creative commons


200 years later, Bertel Thorvalden's
Adonis I (1808-38) is still Mannerist.
His translucent penis has a pinhole
preputial sphincter, not necessarily a
problem in real men.

Neue Pinakotek, Munich

 

Rodin sketch
Penis of Rodin sketch

This sketch by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is completely unselfconscious: neither Rodin nor his model would have given a second thought to the fact that the man still had his foreskin. It was simply a given.

Musée Rodin, Paris

 

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