‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today’ – Volume 4 – Book Review

The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 4, Oceana, Jeff Wack, Digital Artist, Front cover, Two Nude Women, Mermaids, Swimming in kelp beds, underwater nudes, brunette

Master Winner 'Oceana' Digital Art by Jeff Wack on Front Cover

The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 4‘ © 2011 is the latest currently available volume to this most excellent 4 volume series of examples of the worlds finest erotic art.

Volume 4 contains erotic art separated into and representing five broad categories:

    • Fine Art
    • Photography
    • Digital Art
    • Mixed Media
    • Sculpture

What the 4th volume brings to the table is a world wide sampling of today’s best in erotic art.

And, its the best volume yet.  JMHO

Vagina Sculpture in Conch shell, white pearl clitoris, 'Princess of Pearls'  Surrealerotik, Ceramic Sculpture, The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 4-1346

'Princess of Pearls' Surrealerotik, Ceramic Sculpture

Why is Volume 4 better than Volume 1, 2 or 3?

For the same reason that the special effects in Episode 1 © 1999 of Star Wars are better than those in original Episode 4 © 1977.

Episode 4 is the classic.  Episode 4 was outstanding and mind blowing in its time.

Today, the bar is just a tad higher.

If we try to do today like it was done yesterday, today’s people will walk by our images with a ‘seen it‘ shoulder shrug.

‘Protective Python’ by Nilsson didn’t even win in photography…

I shoot women and snakes.

These big python snakes move, and bite …

I’ve been bitten by a ball python myself …  They can draw blood when angry or scared.

Amazing implied nude this ‘Protective Python’ shot.

python vagina, 'Protective Python' - J. Nilsson, Digital Photograph, Model Candice Olson with ball python.  No photo manipulation of python. The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 4

'Protective Python' - J. Nilsson, Digital Photograph, Model Candice Olson with ball python. No photo manipulation of python.

 

Volume 4, like its predecessors, starts off with about 26 pages of overhead in the front of the book of introductions about the jurors and such.

Most of the balance of the pages are devoted one page per art item.

We have now reviewed all 4 available volumes:

For something to be art, something new must be done.

'My Red Rose'  Henriett Michel, fine art nude of rose vagina, Acrylic on Printed Fabric, The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 4-1345

'My Red Rose' Henriett Michel, Acrylic on Printed Fabric

In Volume 4, there is not so much change in quality of the Fine Art or Sculpture.  After all, these are established technologies.

The Mixed Media and Photography in particular are noticeably more today.

Many of Volume 4’s images have more snap, zing and pizzas.

Sure, we all love the old images.  Heck at least I do.

'Feast of Friends' by Megh, Mixed Media, Dutch inspired gynophagia fetish scene with symbolistic commentaries on love, death, sex, abundance and racism, fine art nude, last supper, women

'Feast of Friends' by Megh, Mixed Media, Dutch inspired gynophagia fetish scene with symbolistic commentaries on love, death, sex, abundance and racism

Still, we need to do it in new ways for us to have meaning as artists today.  Even if it means doing something retro by redoing it with an old way look, while using new or even outdated tools.

This is the difference between art and technique.

The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 4, rear cover

Rear Cover

Technique is learning something and making lots of them.

Art is learning to make something new.

Not exactly sure why, but saying something new is art.  Saying the same thing over and over again is not.

Art is creating, and creating anew.  The original piece is still art.  A new piece, must be somehow new.

It is full of new erotic art, particular photography.

Being a photographer, I am particularly delighted with the photography section in  ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 4.’

There are over 90 pages devoted to photography in this volume.

'The Final' by  Shimuzu, Digital Art, homo erotic black males, The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 4

'The Final' by Shimuzu, Digital Art

By Volume 4, Fine Art has shrank to under 60 pages from almost 100 pages in Volume 1.

Digital Art and Sculpture are about 15 pages each.  Mixed Media gets about 30.

So, I am delighted by both the quality, nowness and quantity of photography in Volume 4.

8.5 x 11 x 1 inches and 256 pages, ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 4‘ is currently available on Amazon new in both Hard Cover ( $37.29 ) and in Paperback ( $26.23 ) versions.

When out of print, these volumes tend to be collectable.

If you can find a copy, used issues of these various volumes often trade for over $100.

For lovers of the erotic arts, The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 4, along with ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 3‘, ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 2‘ and ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today, Volume 1‘, recieve my highest praise and recommendations for books of erotic art images.

Just pick your degree of newness and budget and order one on Amazon today by clicking any of the links for the books tittles above.

For a listing of Books Reviewed on GlamourPhotography.co, click here.

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One Response to ‘The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today’ – Volume 4 – Book Review

  1. Lucien says:

    This makes me lusty to bring out a book too!

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