An 18th century guide to sex positions



I Modi or The Ways was a book of engravings depicting sixteen sexual positions. Think of it as The Joy of Sex for Renaissance times. The book, also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, was published by the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi in 1524. Raimondi based his explicit illustrations on a series of erotic privately owned paintings by Giulio Romano. The book was widely circulated. It led to the first prosecution for pornography by the Catholic church. Raimondi was imprisoned by Pope Clement VII. All copies of the book were destroyed.

Our story doesn’t end there, as the poet and satirist Pietro Aretino heard of the book and wished to see Romano’s original paintings. Interestingly, Romano was not prosecuted by the Pope as his paintings (unlike Raimondi’s book) were not meant for public consumption. Aretino decided to write a series of erotic sonnets to accompany the paintings. He also successfully campaigned to have Raimondi released from prison.

In 1527, a second edition of I Modi was published with Aretino’s sonnets. Once again the Pope banned the book and all copies were destroyed—only a few small fragments of I Modi or Aretino’s Postures survive which are held at the British Museum.

In 1798 a completely new version of I Modi was published in France under the title L’Arétin d’Augustin Carrache ou Recueil de Postures Érotiques, d’Après les Gravures à l’Eau-Forte par cet Artiste Célèbre, Avec le Texte Explicatif des Sujets (The ‘Aretino’ of Agostino Carracci, or a collection of erotic poses, after Carracci’s engravings, by this famous artist, with the explicit texts on the subject) based on engravings by Baroque painter Agostini Carracci was published.

These 18th century engravings mixed classical myth and history within a contemporary setting—though their intention is still the same—to arouse and “educate” users to the joys of sex.





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Atölyemizde, basılacak görselin seçimi ve hazırlanması ile ilgili kısa bilgilendirmenin ardından, gravür sanatçısı Ari Alpert eşliğinde baskıya dair tüm süreç ve uygulamaları deneyimleyecek olan katılımcılarımız, kendileri için ya da sevdiklerine hediye etmek için küçük ve edisyonlu birer seri üretme şansı yakalayacaklar!Fransızca’daki “gravure” sözcüğünden dilimize geçen ve matbaacılıkta da kullanılan bir teknik olarak gravür, sanatsal anlamda kazıma resim sanatını ifade eder ve “oyma baskı” olarak da adlandırılır.Linolyum; beziryağı, doğal reçine, mantar tozu, talaş, kalker ile sıvanmış, kendir dokumasından yapılan bir çeşit taban malzemesididr. Linol baskı tekniğinde, seçilen görsel materyal kesme bıçağı yardımıyla linol üzerine oyulur ve ardından matbaa mürekkebi ve merdaneler aracılığı ile boyanır. Baskı işlemi sırasında oyulan yerler değil, yüksek kısımlar kağıda geçer. Bu anlamda, oyma işlemini kağıda geçmesini istediğimiz görselin negatifini esas alarak yapmak gerekir.Linol baskı için gereken malzemeler her katılımcı için hazırlanmış olacaktır;

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Katılımcılar atölyede seçecekleri hazır görselleri, örnekteki gibi oyma işlemine ve 10.5 x15 cm oranına uygun halde hazırladıkları görselleri ya da marker kalem ile doğrudan linolyum üzerine çizecekleri deseni çalışabilirler.

Linol Baskı Atölyesi / Linoleum Printing Workshop

27 Mayıs, Cumartesi
13:00 - 16:00
Katılımcı kontenjanı: 15 kişi
Ücret: 100 tl

Detaylı bilgi ve iletişim için:
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The participants will experience every process and application steps related to the printing stage with Ari Alpert, an engraving artist, after a short briefing about how to choose the design that will be printed and the related preparations in our workshop. They will also have the chance to make little unique gravures for themselves or their loved ones!

Graving, originally a French word ''gravure'' and also a technique found in printing, can also refer to artistic engravings or etchings. Linoleum is a floor covering made from renewable materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust and wood flour. In the Linoleum printing technique (Linocut), the desired design is cut with a sharp knife and fitted on a sheet of linoleum, then it's painted with printing ink and the help of a brayer (also called a roller). During the printing phase, raised parts to pass on to the paper, creating a mirror image of the engravings. So it's imperative that we base our engravings on the negative form of our desired designs.

The necessary materials for the linoleum printing technique will be prepared for every participant.

- A sheet of Linoleum in 10.5x15cm dimensions

- A printing paper

- A sharp knife for cutting Linoleum

Linoleum Printing Workshop

May 27, Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
The workshop is limited to 15 people.
Fee: 100 tl

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