To a more cultured/discerning mind, erotica isn't "literate porn" that's cheap and obscene and meant to generate profits via arousal in the reader.
This show seems to imagine that art might return some of the old cultural cachet and allure that erotica used to have in the golden age of.
The Cultured Pearl Volume 1 - The Fancies of Lust: A connoisseurs' collection of Victorian Erotica - Kindle edition by Phillipa L. Howard, William Lazenby.
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of eros – passionate, .. Towards the end of the 19th century, a more "cultured" form of erotica began to appear by such as the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne who pursued.