Category Archives: Art

Rococo to Revolution

Inspired by the previous post, I’ve dug out all the French art that I have. I’ve been interested in French painting of the 18th Century long before I got on to the internet. Much of it is playfully erotic and you always get the sense that a spanking might be just around the corner when you’re walking around a gallery filled with the work of Boucher or Fragonard.

Hot Cockles by Fragonard Hot Cockles

To begin with two paintings that both have the same title: Hot Cockles. At the top is the Fragonard picture that featured in the BBC documentary, but you might prefer the other which shows a teenage girl as the ‘penitent’.  The girl is pointing at a handsome young lad who is being restrained by another girl. The boy has a guilty smirk on his face but personally I think it was the old priest wot done it! This one is by Madame Lescot.

Woman whipped by Cupid - Fragonard Woman Whipped by Cupid - Unknown

Moving towards the realms of erotica, The Woman Whipped by Love is also by Fragonard. A satyr holds the writhing woman across his knee and presents her bare bottom to Cupid who is whipping it with a bunch of roses.

The pen and ink drawing depicts exactly the same subject but in a more restrained and classical style. I couldn’t find any details about this at all, but I’m calling it French school of the 18th Century.


This fine engraving would surely be classed as erotica today. But in an era when bare bottom punishments were an accepted part of everyday life who’s to say that there’s anything untoward about it? Bawdy and irreverent but not causing real offence to anyone, I look at it as the 18th Century equivalent of the 1970s National Lampoon cover (which has the same detail of one shoe lying on the floor).

I don’t know the artist but I’m assuming he’s French because of the note that the tutor has left on the desk, “Je ne pardonne a persone” – I don’t forgive anyone.

The latter part of the 18th Century was a time of great political unrest, upheaval and revolution. And what better way to quell female rebels than with a good spanking!?

nunbirched palaisroyale

JS666 sent me his own scans of these two drawings. A posh lady whipped for defacing a portrait of M. Necker at the Palais Royal shows an event that probably really happened, as did the public birching of nuns through the streets of Paris.


Finally, JS sent me this too. Dated 1774, this one really is good old vintage porn!

Hot Cockles

A clip from a new documentary about art during the Rococo period. Contains M/F, M/M, and F/M. There seems to be a continuity error because the first lady to get spanked bends over the knee of one of the men but in the close up she has her head on the other lady’s lap.  See an HQ version here. (Don’t know if this works outside UK).

The use of actors to recreate scenes from 18th Century French art did not stretch to nudes unfortunately. When it came to the infamous painting of Louise O’Murphy by Francois Boucher (which used to be used as the header to this blog) the presenter, Waldemar Janusczak, did it himself! Fully clothed thankfully!

Politically correct Boucher

Don’t worry I won’t be using this as my next header!


Illustration of the game ‘Hot-Cockles’ from the 1801 book Sports and Pastimes.

56210181 Hot cockles:  Engraving from Fernand Roybet (1840-1920).

Sam Taylor Wood

Sam Taylor-Wood Venus

I found another Venus picture. It’s not very big but it has an interesting spanking connection. It’s actually a self-portrait by Sam Taylor-Wood, the director of the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Note that she’s being a little shy and not fully presenting both buttocks to the camera. Hope she won’t let Dakota Johnson get away with doing the same!

Will add this to my Headers page.

It’s been announced this month that there will be TWO versions of the film so they can please both fans of the book and allow the movie to be shown in mainstream cinemas.

What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty… they want it as close as possible [to the book] said producer Dana Brunetti, who has been listening to the demands of the book’s female followers on Twitter.

So after a fairly restrained take on the bestseller for mainstream cinema audiences,  they are now  planning to release a more explicit version soon afterwards.

The first part of the trilogy is set to hit the big screen on February 13 2015.

Gioni’s Revenge

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In Italy, Gioni’s sauce bottles come to life and turn the tables on their consumers. The new print campaign by a Milan-based advertising agency is entitled “Gioni’s Revenge”. There are three ads in the series:

  • Brown Sauce – Don’t Spank His Bottom Again
  • Tomato Ketchup – Did You Spank His Mom’s Bottom
  • Salad Cream – Learn To Squeeze Her (F/M not included here)

Hank and Cupcakes

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Husband and wife electro-pop duo Hank and Cupcakes teamed up with photographer Merri Cyr for this promo shoot a few months back. They’ve pulled out all the stops to produce a set of exciting and dynamic OTK spanking images  with different poses and facial expressions in each one. The oven mitt adds a quirky touch.

Credit for finding these goes to Harry who says “it always surprises and pleases me to see how often ‘mainstream’ photographers get it righter than ‘specialist’ ones when it comes to things like the feet being off the ground and the girl’s eye acting.”

If you’re a fan of top quality rock n’ roll spankings check out this video from The Cramps that Chross has posted.



I knew that Adelaide Clemens would be seen nude in episode 3 of Parade’s End, with hopefully a glimpse of the bare bottom that was threatened with a smacking in episode 2, but I certainly wasn’t expecting that she would pose as Venus in the famous painting by Velasquez!

As most of you will know by now, the reclining nude has been the inspiration behind many of the Spank Statement headers, and this beautifully lit image, complete with the reflection in the mirror, is easily the best recreation of it that I’ve seen so far.

With hindsight, some clues did appear in the previous episode when Adelaide’s character witnessed the slashing of the painting by a suffragette in London’s National Gallery. According to a review:

The impact of her witnessing the slashing of the Rokeby Venus by Mary Richardson at the National Gallery is portrayed with a striking and impactful visual moment that reveals Valentine’s true appreciation of beauty, coupled with the burgeoning desire and sensuality that lie in her heart.

Quite. And more to the point…I’ve got my next header for 2013. 🙂


Inspired by Parade’s End, I thought I’d take a look at what I’ve got on my hard disk related to suffragette spanking. It turned out to be mainly contemporary accounts from old newspapers.

I’ve had this report for a few years now, I can’t remember where I found it but I think it was on one of the spanking blogs.

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Martyn sent me these two reports a few months ago after he had spent an afternoon browsing an Australian government website.



In the first episode of Parade’s End, there’s a great scene where Valentine and a companion stage a protest at a golf course. It’s an ‘event’ that the modern day women’s group FEMEN would be proud of as they interrupt the game of a group of old Tory buffers and throw water at them. It would have been perfect if it had ended with a spanking, but unfortunately, they make a narrow escape after being chased across the links by the furious golfers.

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That’s why the man threatens to smack Valentine’s bare bottom in the clip that I posted last week. The scene takes place at an Eton cricket match and he thinks that she might be planning a similar stunt.

But he probably needn’t have worried. Considering the newspaper reports above, the ready availability of flogging apparatus nearby, and the public school masters no doubt present amongst the spectators, it would have taken a very brave suffragette indeed to disrupt a cricket match at Eton during that period!

Lacey Spanked Hard

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“Find out all about the book that’s turned your girlfriend into a rampant spankaholic.”


The Fifty Shades of Grey effect shows no sign of abating with the September issue of FHM magazine hosting an A-Z guide to “the book that’s turned your girlfriend into a rampant spankaholic.”

The model who gets tied up and spanked otk with a Coco de Mer paddle is Lacey Banghard {her real name believe it or not), and , according to the editorial page,  she enjoyed every minute of it.


As usual in this type of magazine, the spanking is F/F in spite of the fact that the book is all about a woman being sexually dominated by a MAN. The A-Z list has some amusing moments though, and I thought the letter L was the most interesting;


L – Lucy Hale

The 23 year old actress – the pixie faced star of The OC and Pretty Little Liars – is a front runner to clinch the role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades movie adaptation. Who wants to see Lucy spanked to a quivering climax? Everyone, that’s who. Everyone everywhere.