The first time I stumbled across Nicole Claveloux’s work was at a children’s book illustrator’s exhibition! I was very drawn to her style, there was something mysterious about the subtle details that was suggesting an underlying darkness. I could not quite put my finger on it. Sure enough, upon further investigation, I discovered that she had illustrated an erotic version of French novelist Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s Belle et la Bête. Yay!
These are just a few that I found after much searching through The Google. They really are deliciously depraved.
I find it interesting that the French don’t seem to give a toss that a children’s book illustrator has also created some of the most delightfully perverted art bordering on taboo. I have a feeling some other countries might not be so accepting.