The Erotic Sentiment in the Paintings of India and Nepal

The Erotic Sentiment in the Paintings of India and Nepal

• A full-color collection of Eastern erotic art that presents lovemaking as a highly spiritual expression.

• Brings together some of the finest examples of erotic art from India and Nepal, including pieces from the private collection of Nepalese royalty.

• Includes commentaries and translations of verse from authentic Tantric treatises.

• Companion book to The Erotic Sentiment in the Paintings of China and Japan.

Hindu culture has always viewed lovemaking as one of the highest forms of spiritual and artistic expression. In the past it was customary to present newlyweds with beautifully painted erotic manuals on their wedding night. These "pillow books," often illustrated by great artists, helped to break down barriers and initiate the young couples into the aesthetics and techniques of physical love.

A variety of pillow books are represented in The Erotic Sentiment, bringing together some of the finest examples from India and Nepal, including pieces from the private collection of a Nepalese king. Accompanying these exquisite reproductions are commentaries and translations of verse from authentic Tantric treatises. Together with the paintings, they elevate physical love to the spiritual realm of joyous ecstasy.
  • Park Street Press | 
  • 80 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780892816859 | 
  • January 1997

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About the Authors

Nik Douglas

Nik Douglas (1944-2012) and Penny Slinger are the authors of Sexual Secrets, Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan and The Secret Dakini Oracle, and Douglas is the author of Spiritual Sex and The Path of the Mystic Lover. Douglas studied Eastern art, philosophy, and sexual traditions while living for eight years in the Himalayas. He was one of the world's leading authenticators of Oriental art.

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Penny Slinger

Penny Slinger is a graduate of Chelsea College of Fine Arts and one of Europe's foremost erotic artists. She and Nik Douglas are the authors of Sexual Secrets, Erotic Sentiment: In the Paintings of China and Japan and The Secret Dakini Oracle.

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