Erotic Alphabet by Joseph Apoux circa 1880

Joseph Apoux was born in Paris circa 1860. Little is known of the life of this French artist, renowned for for his risqué & titillating etchings. Creator of the erotic ” Alphabet Pornographique “.

A fantastic group of striking images, which is typical of the “fin de siecle” obsessions with sex, death & the bizarre of the French Aesthetic Arts at the end of the 19th century.Apoux participated in the * L’Exposition Internationale de Blanc et Noir * during 1886 in Paris.This libertine artist, etcher & engraver studied art with Jean-Leon Gerome & exhibited at French Salons circa 1880 – 1910

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