History Buckwild Orgy Art That'll Make You Wanna Invite Your Friends to Play Twister  

Danielle Ownbey
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When we think of fine art museums, we picture stuffy old ladies spending hours in front of a single painting, picking out and discussing details we can’t even see. But not all art has to be an idealistic image of George Washington on a horse or a serene mountain landscape. Sometimes bold artists put paint to canvas to create what the masses actually want to see – sex! And not just your garden variety missionary with the lights off, but crazy group go-rounds that might make today’s porn stars blush. Yes, buckwild art orgies are a real phenomenon. 

History contains a treasure trove of sexy artwork lurking beneath the buttoned-up surface we see in history books. From ancient times to today, artists have dared to take on orgies, a taboo topic that publicly scandalizes and privately titillates the masses. So let’s take it up a notch (or down many notches, depending upon your esteem for depravity), from fine art to foine art, and explore some of the paintings your teachers always hustled you past on your school field trips to the museum.

Onward, dear readers, for paintings of orgies, paintings of group sex, group sex in art, and all manner of other crazy sex art. Let's get nasty. 

Tale of the Drunken Demon: A Ribald Parody - Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1831, Japan


Tale of the Drunken Demon: A R... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Buckwild Orgy Art That'll Make You Wanna Invite Your Friends to Play Twister
Photo: Utagawa Kuniyoshi/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Illustration from De Figuris Veneris - Édouard-Henri Avril, 1906, France


Illustration from De Figuris V... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Buckwild Orgy Art That'll Make You Wanna Invite Your Friends to Play Twister
Photo: Édouard-Henri Avril/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

"With Women and Wine I Defy Every Care..." - Thomas Rowlandson, 18th/19th Century, England


"With Women and Wine I Def... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Buckwild Orgy Art That'll Make You Wanna Invite Your Friends to Play Twister
Photo: Thomas Rowlandson/Wikimedia Commons /Public Domain

Beijing Hand Scroll - Unknown, 19th Century, China


Beijing Hand Scroll - Unknown,... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Buckwild Orgy Art That'll Make You Wanna Invite Your Friends to Play Twister
Photo: Artist Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain