Metamorphic Genitalia and Fantastical Sexual Images
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Metamorphic Genitalia and Fantastical Sexual Images is a book proposal by Paul Rumsey. It features grotesque, fantastic, surreal and comic images of genitalia from all cultures, including Roman, Japanese and right up to Symbolism, Surrealism, Robert Crumb, ero guro and film.
As these images are not of real things they are each symbolic and mean very different things, some erotic, others religious, political or comic. The book does not have any images of the real human form, only those that are metamorphosed in some way, what can be called anthropomorphic genital images. Mostly these will be phallic images, but there are a lot of vulva images also.
The works will be classified by the type of distortion, the way they differ from reality (a single image may have more than one method of distortion).
Distortion of scale
- Work 219: Landscape XX by H. R. Giger
- The image on the cover of Medieval Obscenities
- The Old Harlot's Dream by Thomas Rowlandson
- King Phallus on his sickbed receiving his physicians by Vivant Denon
- Nanshoku (Male eros) shunga
The phallus bought to life as a living creature, the phallus with legs.
- Droit au travail et Droit au repos by Felicien Rops
- Such Things are or a peep into Kensington Gardens by Thomas Rowlandson
- Ne reste pas ainsi décalotté cher Baron (Illustration from La Grande Danse macabre des vifs by Martin van Maële). English: 'Don't stay uncovered like that, dear Baron.'
- Two footed phalli stabbing each other while surrounded by two grotesque drooping masks that resemble an elongated scrotum by Arent van Bolten
A phallic bird, or phalli with the legs of various animals etc.
- Un priape marchant sur des pattes de coq by Pierre-François Hugues d'Hancarville
- The Lizard Phallus, anonymous watercolour, 1870, inspired by Poitevin via The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus 
- Phallus bird creature (Poitevin)
The phallic creature with more than one head, (phallic Hydra), or with a phallus of its own. Also multiple breasts.
Substitution, displacement or replacement
The phallus in place of nose, horns, tail, or replacing an object in the world, like an arrow, spear, missile, etc.
- Cupid riding a winged pig with phallus-shaped nose by Félicien Rops
- The Hell of Great Heat by by Japanese artist Kunisada or Toyokuni
- Manpuku Wagojin (The Gods of Intercourse c.1821)
- Vulvic face, phallic head
- The baubo statuettes from Priene, actually the reverse, mouth in stead of genitalia
- The Rape (René Magritte)
- Soter Kosmoi
Arcimboldesque compilation or composition
Arcimboldesque heads etc.
- The cover of Histoire du prince Apprius by Pierre-François Godard de Beauchamps
- Anonymous satirical caricature of the Cardinal Armand de Rohan-Soubise
- Testa di cazzi by Francisco Urbini
- Le grand vainqueur: Anonymous caricature of Napoleon
- L'inspecteur de la brigade des moeurs et coutumes (Inspector of the Vice Brigade), a 1946 drawing by Hans Bellmer. (Arcimboldesque)
- There is no castration
- User:Jahsonic/Man is "concrete sexual desire" (konkreter Geschlechtstrieb)
- User:Jahsonic/A basket full of phalluses
- e sarò cazzo, e voi sarete potta
To be classified
- L'Arétin français frontispiece by François-Rolland Elluin after drawings by Antoine Borel
- Erotische Grotesken, album by Pipifax, twelve aquarelled etchings (c. 1920)
- Auricular style
- Hrací karty (Playing Card) from Pohádky Pro Dospělé (1925, English: Fairy Tales for Adults), illustrated by Artuš Scheiner.
- User:Jahsonic/Grotesque shunga
- Penis size in art history
- Talking body part