Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Draws & Paintings

Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Draws on ETSY Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Draws Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Prints:   Thomas Rowlandson (14 July 1756 – 22 April 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist. Rowlandson was born in Old Jewry, in the City of London. He was the son of a tradesman or city merchant. On leaving school he became a student at the Royal Academy. At the age of 16, he lived and studied for a time in Paris, and later made frequent tours …

Read More

Erotic Pompeii: The City was really so obscene?

 

Erotic Pompeii: The City was really so obscene? : A little of History.

Erotic Pompeii: Traveling to a Different Pompeii, we will answer that question.  Pompeii is located in the south of Italy. barely two hours away by train from Rome. The story is quite familiar. The city is located on the slopes of Vesuvius, a volcano that on August 24, 79 AD, broke and buried the city in a sea of ​​ash. More than 20,000 people died in that event.
It remained in oblivion until the eighteenth century, when under the domination the location of this city was rediscovered (the name was not even known) and excavations began.

 

Centennial House - Fresco of the two lovers-EErotic Pompeii: Traveling to a Different Pompeii, we will answer that question.  Pompeii is located in the south of Italy. barely two hours away by train from Rome
Centennial House - Fresco of the Two Lovers - Erotic Pompeii on ETSY

Complete Pompeii (Complete Series) on amazon

Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide ( Amazon)

 

 

The Excavations Show

Thermal baths, luxury residences, free diving houses, gymnasiums, artisan workshops and brothels were gradually appearing. In those places there were architectural remains such as mosaics, frescoes and sculptures. Some of them almost intact.
These findings speak of a sophisticated, well-off and evolved life. We must bear in mind that part of the aristocracy of the Roman era, had its villas in Pompeii and made tourism in that city and on the nearby island of Capri.

House of the Fauno -satyr and nymph-Pompeii -Erotic Pompeii: Traveling to a Different Pompeii, we will answer that question.  Pompeii is located in the south of Italy. barely two hours away by train from Rome
House of the Fauno -satyr and nymph-Pompeii on ETSY

 

Also appeared part of the erotic life of pompeii. frescoes, murals, sculptures, lamps, amulets and even artifacts that we do not yet know their use and meaning.

House of the Epigrama - Satyr that hugs a Nymph. -Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
House of the Epigrama - Satyr that hugs a Nymph.

Wide Freedom of Customs

Touring the streets and houses of Pompeii, the paintings and bas-reliefs with erotic motifs ranging from "Satyr and Maenad" (House of the Faun) or "Pan and the Hermaphrodite" (House of the Dioscuri), Some are sexually explicit as the " Priapus with his phallus "(House of the Vetii).

Phallus Lantern - Archaeological Museum of Naples -Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Phallus Lantern - Archaeological Museum of Naples

The paintings are not limited to private places, such as the lupanar (brothel) or public baths, but can also be seen inside private homes, gardens and public use spaces shared by all. You have in the streets with phalluses signaling the sense of traffic.

 

 

Aphrodite Anadyomene - Vettii House Pompeii
Aphrodite Anadyomene - Vettii House Pompeii

 

Pompeii: A Novel  -  on amazon

Pompeii - Disaster Street -  ( Amazon)

Erotic Pompeii - Phalluses on The Streets

One of the possible explanations was these images had ritual or religious value, and linked the phallic figures with the force generating or creating nature. They were also used to give good luck to a commercial establishment. 

Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity-Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity - Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Under Protection of the Gods

Erotic artifacts were found from the seventeenth century, and accumulated outside the view of the public in the Borbonic Museum (now Archaeological Museum of Naples), where I created a special room to store them.

Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity -Pompeii

 

Gabinetto Segreto - Obscene Objects Cabinet

In 1817 a first selection of artifacts was made to exhibit in the museum. In 1819, King Francis I of the Two Sicilies visited the Pompeii exhibition and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with his wife and daughter. There he was scandalized with erotic art in such a way that he ordered it to be removed from the public view and confined to a secret room. Then the objects classified as obscene and indecent, were confined to the special room without any kind of order and the door was sealed at that time. Only in 1860 the room was opened and the artifacts were inventoried.

Tintinnabulum - Lucky Bells - Archaeological Museum of NaplesTraveling to a Different Pompeii
Tintinnabulum - lucky bells - Archaeological Museum of Naples

 

The secret room (Gabinetto Segreto in Italian) was opened with a special order obtained only by mature gentlemen of good manners. Also after having paid a large amount of money. In the same ruins of Pompeii, screens were placed on frescoes and obscene paintings and only with special invitation and payment were they shown to select tourists.

Lupanar - Brothel - Pompeii (2)-Pompeii was really so obscene?-
Lupanar - Brothel - Pompeii

 

 

ETSY  Painting Prints

Eros Happened

Over the years the room remained closed until Giuseppe Garibaldi ordered it to be opened again. That happened in 1860 during the Italian unification and when Garibaldi conquered Naples in that year

Lupanar - Brothel - Pompeii (3) -Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Lupanar - Brothel - Pompeii Eros

 

In 1866 a catalog of artifacts was published, but from that moment the official censorship of the Kingdom of Italy was restricting access until it was closed, in accordance with the customs and political winds of the moment.

Centennial House - Ménade and Satyr-Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Centennial House - Ménade and Satyr

TSA Approved 3 Digit Luggage Cable Locks, Small Combination Padlock Ideal for Travel
TSA Approved 3 Digit Luggage Cable Locks

 

At the time of the Mussolini Dictator visits were forbidden for not agreeing the vision of the new Italy (pure) with obscene artifacts of the ancient Romans. In the Fascist era, it could be visited with express authorization from the Ministry of Education.

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

The censorship - Erotic Pompeii

The censorship was maintained after the end of the war until 1967, where the work of cataloging and restoring the artefacts of the obscene room was resumed.

House of the caccia antiqua. Tablinum. Fresco by Polyphemus and Galatea - Pompeii
House of the caccia Antiqua. Tablinum. Fresco by Polyphemus and Galatea - Erotic Pompeii

The room was definitely reopened to the public since April 2000. While there is no censorship of any kind, there is a legend that warns about the special content of the room. In addition, children under 14 can only enter if accompanied by their parents or teachers

House of Cecilio Giocondo Pompeii-Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
House of Cecilio Giocondo - Pompeii Eros

 

Stromboli Volcano ( New 2019)

Stromboli Volcano, southern Italy, erupting on July 3, 2019Stromboli Volcano, southern Italy, erupting on July 3, 2019

Tips to visit pompeii

  • Arrive early in the morning. Complete travel takes the whole day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Yes possible trekking shoes.
  • Most of the streets are made of stone blocks. Be guided when walking.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Head protection Hats, caps.
  • Carry the right equipment. Here more information
  • Take a guide, Arming a tour before going to avoid losing time.If you do not go on a guided tour, check the schedule of the last train to Naples or Sorrento.

What items are not allowed in checked luggage? - Travel Electronic Organizer
What items are not allowed in checked luggage? - Travel Electronic Organizer

 

 

How to get to Pompeii?

From Rome.

Train to the central station of Naples. Then in the same central station, in the subsoil is the local Trans-Vesuvian train. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station. The departure of trains in this station is somewhat chaotic with schedules and cancellations, ask until you make sure. This station has several branches and only one reaches the ruins of Pompeii, You can also take a bus, although we do not recommend it.

From Sorrento

Transvesuvian train in the direction of the central station of Naples. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station.

More info: 

 

Maybe you’re interested too

Poppie’s, The Best Fish & Chips in London

The best fish & chips in London : Poppie’s The traditional recipe refers to cod battered with flour, egg and beer, accompanied with fried potatoes which are seasoned with salt and vinegar. In London the options to try this dish are endless, but there is a restaurant repeatedly awarded as the best fish and chip restaurant in the United Kingdom. It’s called Poppie’s, in honor of its owner Pat ‘” Pop ”Newland. Pat started working when he was just 11 …

Read More

Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz – Switzerland

Saint Moritz – Switzerland: Meadows, Snow and Mountains

Saint Moritz (Sank Moritz) , located in the south-east of Switzerland, in the region known as Upper Engadine ,. The site is known worldwide for the celebration here of two winter games: 1928 and 1948. Switzerland has amazing train journeys. Another tourist train is the Glacier Express that connects the towns of Zermat, in the western Alps, and St. Moritz, in the eastern ones.

Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz -#Saint_Moritz – Switzerland: Meadows, Snow and Mountains Saint Moritz (Sank Moritz) , located in the south-east of Switzerland, in the region known as Upper Engadine ,. The site is known worldwide for the celebration here of two winter games: 1928 and 1948.

 

Sankt Moritz (St. Moritz) was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. It was a village that was formed around springs, which according to beliefs of the time had healing powers. The village is named after Saint Maurice, who according to legend was a martyred Christian in Roman Switzerland.

Read More

How Many People will Travel the World?

How many People Travel the World?: 2022      2021   2020      2019      2018       Travel the World 2022 WTTC expects world tourism to recover to 85% in 2022  with an 18% recovery in tourism employment and international travel doubling. Travel with Insulin & Diabetes The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) forecasts that the sector will recover 85% of the pre-pandemic level by the end of 2022, as long as no more mobility restrictions are …

Read More

.