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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 Versailles penis 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 Versailles Penis 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
La Marseillaise by Rude penis fromLa Marseillaise
Le Départ de 1792 (La Marseillaise)
on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris (facing the Avenue de Freidland), must have one of the most viewed penises in the world. The sculpture is 12.8 m high and the naked figure is 6 m tall. By François Rude, 1784-1855

200 years later, Bertel Thorvaldsen'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

Jason by Bertel Thorvaldsen Jason's penis, by Bertel Thorvaldsen
Thorvaldsen's Jason , though mature, still has a small penis, but with a shorter acroposthion

Thorvaldsen (1770–1844) was a struggling artist until this work made his name. He spent most of his life in Italy, but left a museum devoted to his work in Copenhagen.

- Thorvaldsensmuseum, Copenhagen

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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