Further information: Erotic literature The definition of erotic art is somewhat subjective, and dependent on context, since perceptions of both what is erotic and what is art vary. For example, a sculpture of a phallus in some cultures may be considered a traditional symbol of potency rather than overtly erotic. Material that is produced to illustrate sex education may be perceived by others as inappropriately erotic. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines erotic art as "art that is made with the intention to stimulate its target audience sexually, and that succeeds to some extent in doing so". Some draw a distinction based on the work's intent and message: erotic art would be works intended for purposes in addition to arousal, which could be appreciated as art by someone uninterested in their erotic content. US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously wrote that the distinction was intuitive, saying about hard-core pornography which would not be legally protected as erotic art, "I know it when I see it"  Others, including philosophers Matthew Kieran  and Hans Maes,   have argued that no strict distinction can be made between erotic art and pornography.
The Irish actor was eager to be cast as the intrepid English girl who falls in love with the jungle man. He meets a sultry beauty, the spirited and spontaneous Monika Andersson , and together they give up their banal life for an erotic summer spent on an island. In France Summer with Monika became a model for French New Wave directors; a personal, intimate cinema they aspired to create. He navigates a world in which surface realities, fame and notoriety are all important. Before the sanctioning of full nudity in modern cinema, films such as La dolce vita were obliged to use other strategies to convey their eroticism. Such explicit sexuality was revolutionary for its time.