Raffaele Marinetti was born under a bright star. A freelancer illustrator and conceptional artist from Naples, Italy, Marinetti demonstrates an amazing artistic talent for creating vivid and imaginative renderings. He has a distinctive style that is not only highly erotic but also provides instant eye candy with a series of subjects who look relaxed and natural. Although some of his pin-up work bears the typical cheesecake tropes, it is the highly provocative images on his Instagram stopped us in our dirty little tracks.
Get ready for a saucy adventure that includes curvaceous redheads, sultry public sex scenes, and badass Femme Fatales.
Those Gorgeous Redheads — Raffaele Marinetti
The classic pin-up style has long been an American obsession and has been evolving aesthetically since the cheeky cheesecake days. Artists like Raffaele Marinetti are changing the appearance of pin-up art. His characters are powerful and have a dimensional quality this is cleverly mixed with the classic centerfold stylings. Raffaele Marinette created a series entitled Redheads where the primary female character is risque but never too explicit. She is flirty without being too overt. She’s erotic but always just safe enough for Instagram. It’s hard ignoring the power of his vintage-style imagery which embraces the old glamor with a new and youthful playfulness.
Erotic illustrations are an integral part of our history. The sexual imagery we’ve grown to enjoy throughout the years is all because of man’s willingness to put pen (or pencil) to paper. Illustrators like Raffaele Marinetti, offer us lurid stories on modern love, sex, and desire. He is an expert at blending fine detail with loose painterly strokes. The effect is a painterly equivalent of using shallow depth of field elements in photography with sketched elements. The work below is hyper-real, cartoonish and with everything in between.
Public Display of Affection
The public sex illustrations are what we found most fascinating with an Instagram account offering plenty of amusement. With such compelling scenes of couples having sex, it is hard determining whether these based on personal experience or just a generalized male fantasy. What is for certain, however; is his rich, stylized approach lets our imagination run wild.
See more work by Raffaele Marinetti by visiting his Instagram page here.12