Carefully selecting the themes, artistic media, and manner of presentation, art organizers exerted great influence over the way artwork was being produced. It was demanded that artists like Albert must embrace a socialists heroic style in all of their portraits, still lives and landscapes. Yes, Hermann Albert did do just that, but with a hymm to a nude—a sexy erotic twist.
Painter and illustrator Audrey Kawasaki is known for ethereal oil-on-wood paintings of women and girls that look more like watercolors than oil. With graceful curves and haunting porcelain doll faces, her figures are simultaneously attractive yet disturbing. Both innocent and erotic with a hint of her influences from manga comics and Art Nouveau.