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The quality of being erotic or being represented as erotic.

e·rot′i·cist n.
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1. one who indulges in eroticism
2. art literature one who uses erotic imagery in art or literature
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Caption: A painting of Sappho by eroticist Edouard-Henri Avril depicting the lesbian sexual practices apparently inspired by the Greek poet.
Known as a surrealist and later an eroticist for the feature films he made in France from the 1960s to 1980s, Polish director Walerian Borowczyk is less well known for his early-career short films.