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Giuliano Romano

Related: art - Pietro Aretino - Italy - Mannerism

The image above by Giulio Romano (engraved by Marcantonio Raimondi) is supposed to be the only surviving image from the original "I MODI" collection. --http://www.pornokrates.com/aretino.html [Aug 2004]

Biography

Giulio Romano (ca 1499? November 1, 1546) was an Italian painter, architect, painter and decorator, the favorite pupil of Raphael, whose legacy Giulio Romano extended, and at the same time one of the inventors of 16th century Mannerism. Giulio's drawings have always been treasured by collectors, and the contemporary engravings after his drawings and paintings by Marcantonio Raimondi and others helped spread 16th century Italian style throughout Europe.

Giulio Romano also designed tapestries and drew some of the most beautiful pornography ever known, which was expertly engraved by Raimondi, a project that landed Giulio in jail in Rome. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulio_Romano [Aug 2004]

I Modi

The text I Modi was an erotic album of the Italian Renaissance created by the designer Giulio Romano, the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi and the poet Pietro Aretino. I Modi ("The Sixteen Pleasures") contains images of 16 sexual positions created by Romano and Raimondi with a text written by Aretino. Although all original copies have been lost, with the exception of a few fragments in the British Museum, two copies of posture 1, and a woodcut copy from the sixteenth century, the set was republished during the 19th century by Jean Frederic Waldeck. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Modi [Oct 2005]

Pietro Aretino

In 1524, Aretino wrote sonnets to accompany the drawings of sixteen sexual positions by Giuliano Romano, Raphael's talented twenty-five-year-old pupil. Their collaboration produced one of history's most notorious works of erotic art. --http://www.artarchiv.net/doku/museum/Aretino.htm [Aug 2004]

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