Joan Semmel’s Porn for Women

 
 
 

Although shunned from the art world of the 70s for her realist painting style and focus on the female nude, artist Joan Semmel has been “rediscovered” by a new generation that embraces her erotic, yet honest paintings. Her work focuses on portraying the female form as it truly appears - with stomach rolls, freckles, and greying hair. Semmel is comfortable in her candor, making erotica not for a male audience, but rather, for women’s arousal.

 

Read more on Hyperallergic | Image: Joan Semmel, “Ghost” (2009)