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The Kamasutra and Its Interpretations

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Keywords: art history, arts, tantra, kamasutra, painting, in

The Old Fashioned Sex
About 500 years old sculpture from Nad-kelese in rural India
Erotic Sculptures of Nad-Kalse
Erotic Paintings
Love, like liquor, intoxicates!

Man uses his Phallus to beat the drum!
Scuplture from Bagali shows woman dancing to his tune
The Phallus: Facts and Fantasies
Kamasutra Positions
Woman Hanging on to her Lover.
Detail from a wall painting, Tumkur

The Comfort Union
Detail from a North Indian painting
Kamasutra Positions
Kamasutra on Wedding Night
Couple on their First Night
Inauguration in lovemaking generates love, friendship, and respect in the hearts of women - Kamasutra

"Let Praise be Given to God that He has created Woman"
The Erotic Arts of India
Love Knot Position
The Love Knot
Stone sculpture at the village of Induru, North Kanara

A Group Sex Scene Depicted in Ancient Sculpture
Dubella Museum, Dubella
Ancient Revels
Position Sixty Nine
The Mutually Reciprocal Position
Erotic temple sculpture from Ballegavi

Couple Engaged in a Game of Love
Artist has depcited reciprocal eye and limb contact in this 19th century painting.
Kamasutra Love Games
Kitchen Kamasutra
Sex in the Kitchen!
In this sculpture the artist has depicted a couple in coitus even as the woman is engaged with kitchen utensils.

Monkey Kamasutra
Detail from a sculpted pillar, Sravanabelagola
Art Inspired by Kamasutra
Sex Before Union
Couple at Foreplay
Illustration based on a temple sculpture shows "Beginnings of a Union"

"Practice Yoga and Excel at Sex"
Vatsyayana recommends physical excerise and Yoga to become a good lover
Acrobatic Sex Position
Painting Inspired by Kamasutra
Islamic Kamasutra (?)
Painting shows couple in Islamic attire and features engaged in coitus. It is unlikely that such paintings are based on actual models, and experts typically attribute them to artist's imagination.


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