Working on adding new content to www.ostrastudio.com

Art by Esbey, one of the pseudonames used by Roland Brevannes for his risq books on bdsm
vintagefetishart.com/artists/r

Brévannes was a French author and artist and one of the major contributors to early 20th century French spanking literature. Between 1903 and 1939 he wrote, illustrated and published about 100 erotic fetish novels in French, mostly of flagellation themes.

Throughout all the years I have been roaming the web to discover vintage spanking arts every now and then I stumble upon Krampus. A German legend about the devil sidekick of the old European Saint Nikolaus (before the 20th century). Krampus is a horned, folklore figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”

Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Northern Italy. The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated its pre-Christian origin.

Europeans have been exchanging greeting cards featuring Krampus since the 1800s. Sometimes introduced with Gruß vom Krampus the cards usually have humorous rhymes and poems. Krampus is often featured looming menacingly over children. He is also shown as having one human foot and one cloven hoof. In some, Krampus has sexual overtones; he is pictured pursuing buxom women.

See more art: artspanking.com/2017/04/18/the

For weeks I am working on a special theme page on cross-dressing. It is not that easy to find vintage artists who illustrated for this theme.
I hope to be able to finish the page tomorrow.

The artwork from M. del Giglio was done for the book Education Anglaise, a French spanking novel features forced cross-dressing, tightlacing, high-heeled boots, deportment training and flagellation. Published in 1908
vintagefetishart.com/new-album

Enjoying a relatively quiet morning, with some coffee and time to share yet another of my favorite vintage artists with you: Cheri Herouard
vintagefetishart.com/secret-ch

This French lingerie company from around 1930 was owned by Léon Vidal. It is mentioned that Yva Richard and Leon Vidal were two rival companies, I am not sure about this since somewhere (but I did not store the page I found it) I read: Diana Slip seemed to have been started by Yva Richard who sold his company to Diana Slip in 1920 (since he wanted to focus on his photography more).
Read more at my blog:
vintagefetishphotos.com/2019/0

And enjoy these photos

An illustration from a Victorian newspaper story concerning Sarah Bernhardt, this illustration was printed in the Police Gazette.

The illustration is about the famous clash between the actress, Sarah Bernhardt
and her rival, Marie Solombe.

One of my favorite photos from Ostra Studio (www.ostrastudio.com)

Two brothers who produced many bdsm and fetish photos between 1910 and 1940.

This project is one of my favorites to work on, I browse, enhance and share the legacy of these pioneers so they will not be forgotten.

My love for vintage fetish art resulted in countless hours of browsing the web, doing research, creating galleries, work on sites and blogs and invest in social media.

Many social media have blocked me or make it really hard to share knowledge on my projects. (that is how I ended up here)

I hope to be able to connect with artists and artlovers, share art (which is always my main focus) and knowledge about forgotten artists.

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