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But instead of the death of sex, we may be witnessing its radical transformation, writes Alex Preston. Renaissance Rome was rocked by I Modi, a printed sequence of graphically illustrated sexual positions. For example, a sculpture of a phallus in some cultures may be considered a traditional symbol of potency rather than overtly erotic. Rembrandt here shows the thing itself, stripped of mythology or metaphor. His pastels recording the real lives of his women friends are his true masterpieces. In Renaissance art they are walking penises, embodiments of lust, who chase nymphs or spy on sleeping goddesses. Tantric carving from the Lakshmana Temple, KhajurahoIndia.