Pornographic Dismemberment

Pornography is one of the contemporary activities in which the sacred appears more alive. In fact, it is the latest version of the dismemberment in which many cosmogonies of origin consist, as well as the saintliness of martyrs or the exemplary moral of the tortured transgressors.

Image after Dieric Bouts' Martyrdom of St. Hippolytus (1470-75) [pd] and Jean-Jacques Lequeu's various drawings (1757-1826) [pd].