French Technique: Wall art for seduction.
Throughout history, French artists have obsessed over the female form and the erotic. Even when confined by social decorum, artists expressed their intentions creatively. Edgar Degas' ballerinas, Eugène Delacroix's exotic costumes and nudes, Henri de Toulouse-Latrec's Moulin Rouge girls, and the abstract dancers of Henri Matisse all celebrate a woman's body in a classically French way. Women can channel the sexual undertones of the French masters just as readily with modern art, erotic photography and suggestive designs. Used to entice, titillate, or hint at what's to come for lucky guests, sexy wall art can set the tone for a naughty girl's home.
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Seductive photos of Hollywood starlets greet those lucky gentlemen who receive invites to the floor of my house containing my bedroom. Marilyn Monroe, wearing nothing but lingerie, smiles suggestively, leading the way to my most intimate room. Vintage nudes from the 1920's hung like museum art adorn the wall of my bedroom itself, along with suggestive lotus flowers, symbolizing the divine womb, fertility and the vagina. The lotus flower is also known as, "padma" or "kamala" and can be a good choice for ladies who need to be more discreet with their imagery.
I use photos and lotus flowers beyond the bedroom as well. Starlets from Hollywood's golden age mingle with contemporary women whose sex appeal and confidence I admire, like Dita Von Teese. While some of these images are overtly sexy, with stars clad in lingerie and sprawled across fur rugs, others are sexy because of their personal meaning to me. For instance, many guests might not know Dita Von Teese as a burlesque star, so her headshot might not be seductive, where as I feel sexy and glamorous each time it catches my eye. I also take sexual energy from a portrait of Marilyn Monroe sitting with her legs crossed, chin on hand, laughing. The photo is innocent enough, but her beauty and carefree nature appeal to my sexy side. A picture of the Eiffel Tower in Paris that I have hung in my bathroom is extremely suggestive to me, as well.
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Curating wall art that ignites your sexuality across your home is an important step in creating your own naughty oasis through visual stimulation, but you have to match your own aesthetic. While not everyone loves large-scale nude photography, anyone can find images that seduce, even if it's your own dirty little secret. Perhaps you find inspiration from Japanese Geisha culture, the bustling red light district in Amsterdam, or the mythical feminine power of Cleopatra. The key is finding what revs your engine and meets the needs of your home. Keep Reading...