Les Diableries érotiques
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Les diableries érotiques are a series of lithographs by French artist Eugène le Poitevin, depicting devils and other diabolic creatures playing various tricks on young girls. They date from circa 1830s.
Poitevin's Diableries illustrate how -- before the "invention" of erotica and pornography -- body parts and the people possessing them were used for subversive purposes, here as a form of satirical pornography or pornographic satire.
Gérard Nordmann possessed a set of prints at the time of his death.
List of prints
The individual prints in this collection have been variously titled and published in different albums with titles such as Les diables de lithographies!, Le Diable fecit ou Diabolico Foutromanie (recueil de 12 planches), Charges et Décharges diaboliques and L'enfer en goguette
Penises and vaginas fly through the air
Remarkably, the write-up on Eugène le Poitevin in Erotic Art of the Masters the 18th, 19th, 20th Centuries Art & Artists (1974) by author and editor Bradley Smith notes:
- "penises and vaginas fly through the air fly through the air like butterflies, are gathered in baskets and, personified, play games with adults and children."
This quote echoes the following by Deleuze and Guattari,
- "Flying anuses, speeding vaginas, there is no castration" (A Thousand Plateaus, 1980, p. 32).