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Main Page Header: Giulio Romano (Giulio Pippi). Love Scene. 1499-1546. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Site Logo: Евгений Катышев. Image of deer from coat of arms of Nizhny Novgorod Region (Russia). 28 April 2008. Modified from red to gold for our golden hart. Used by Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, NOT by personal permission of the creator. Feel free to include it on your page to show your love for KWC in the etherspace.

Featured Images

FAQ: Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrik van Balen I. A Bacchanal. 1608-1616. Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY, USA.

Patron’s Guide: Paris Bordone. Venetian Lovers. 1525-1530. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.

Tullia d’Aragona: The Intellectual Courtesan: Moretto da Brescia. Portrait of Tullia d’Aragona as Salomé. circa 1537. Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy.

The Great Imperia: The Luminary Courtesan: Raphael. Triumph of Galatea. circa 1514. Villa Farnesina, Rome, Italy.

Italian Courtesans: Selling the Illusion of Love: Parmigianino. Portrait of Antea. 1530-1535. Museum di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.

Mysteries of the Medieval Vagina: Herefordshire School stonemasons. Sheela-na-gig, Kilpeck Church. 1140-1143. Kilpeck, Herefordshire, UK.

The Trouble With Sex: Joachim Beuckelaer. Brothel. 1562. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Prostitution in the High Middle Ages: Quentin Matsys. Ill-Matched Lovers. circa 1520-1525. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA.

Renaissance Rome’s Courtesans: Rockstar Prostitutes: Artemisia Gentileschi. Allegory of Rhetoric. circa 1650. Private collection, Robilant+Voena Gallery, LondonMilan, UK-Italy.