You might have noticed by now that I kind of like drawings and paintings of BDSM and bondage. It’s amazing how many of these exist, even if you exclude those done since the libertine 60’s! A bound and helpless figure, particularly when only scantily clothed, has appealed to the prurient interest in just about all generations past, and that interest has been memorialized by many artists. For a quick treat, I thought I’d share a few works of BDSM art for your viewing pleasure. This way we can look at hot pictures and yet tell ourselves that we’re actually being highbrow because it’s art!
 

Let’s start with Paul Gustave’s conception of Andromeda from Greek Mythology
A little Female Domination, circa 1930
Illustrations from pulp magazines of the 1940s and ’50s are a particularly rich vein to mine–witness this John Willie work.
And let’s close with this cartoon illustration, which is one of my favorites. They had ball gags even back in 1913.

See, it’s an art and history lesson all in one! Don’t you feel educated?

Enjoy yourself,

Jake

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