Prostitution in art, literature, music and film
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In visual art
Dutch Golden Age painting
Brothel scenes were painted by the following Dutch Golden Age painters: Frans van Mieris the Elder, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen and Adriaen Brouwer. Perhaps the most famous painting of that school relating to prostitution is The Procuress by Johannes Vermeer.
One of the defining narrative elements of painting in modern art was portraying prostitutes and brothels sympathetically and compassionately.
- Olympia (1865) by Édouard Manet
- La fête de la patronne (ca. 1878-79), Trois filles assises de face and Trois filles de dos by Degas
- The Brothel (1888) by Van Gogh
- Femme tirant sur son bas (1894), Au Salon de la rue des Moulins (1894), La Visite médicale (ca 1894) and Le Divan (1894-1896) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
- La Marchande de Plaisir (1902) by Hermann Vogel
- Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) by Pablo Picasso
- Madeleine, Monologue et 9 dessins by Adolphe Willette
- Alexandre Dumas fils's La Dame aux Camélias (1848)
- J.K. Huysmans's Marthe (1876)
- Emile Zola's Nana (1880)
- Guy de Maupassant's La Maison Tellier (1881)
- The Mother and the Whore (1973) (not about prostitution per se, more an exposé on the mother/whore complex)
- Salon Kitty (1976) by Tinto Brass
- Rue des plaisirs (2002) by Patrice Leconte with Laetitia Casta.
- List of fictional prostitutes and courtesans
- Thematic literary criticism
- Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies
- Whore dialogue