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in your opinion, when will close the controversy about nudity in art ?

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GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
if you support it or not .. all have own reasons
are your reasons from inside art or outside ? and what is it ? and what is the solution in your opinion to satisfy everyone?
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Black-Allison Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
There was a controversy? I've been drawing naked people in a public institution for years son.
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:iconstarlit-sorceress:
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It will never be solved.

-There will always be at least one person who thinks all nudity is porn, no matter how artistic and tasteful.
-There will always be at least one person who thinks all nudity is art, no matter how pornographic and vulgar.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
When society itself accepts nudity as something that doesn't always have to be sexual. Which is not likely to happen.
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SirBlackmoore Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think the line is drawn at tastefulness. I always ask myself that If i had a child, would I have an issue with them seeing the image. I love nude art, but there's a fine line between porn and a nude art.
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Immer-Frei Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sometimes a hint of sexy is what the artist is trying to convey; that doesn't make it porn.
My rule of thumb is if the art itself shows the act of sexual intercourse, then it's probably porn.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
At first, I really though nudity was bad given that alot of biblical reasons by Adam of eve, but reading carefully and just by thinking about it, nudity is only wrong because its kind of the desires that people have about a human body. In a purposeful manner, a naked body had to be looked at when a doctor operates on a person, or when we study anatomy. So there, your nudity purpose is to not turn you one, but more to study the human body.

The thing is for religious reason is the control of not the model, but the one studying the nude model. Are you really studying the human body, or are you just thinking as for pleasure.

I find that you can't take a picture of the model in life drawing class. Im guess that some models, demand some respect of their body. Plus they are paid to sit there for hours.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
glad you change what you thought about nude and i agree with you
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robbjosf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I'm fine with nudity but I also agree with ParadigmFallen and adamjamescooper.
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:iconzingam:
Zingam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nudity is great in art but not all nudity is art. Some nudity (actually most of it) is simply Porn.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
nothing is porn in art
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:iconzingam:
Zingam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not all porn is art :D
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GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
you are talking about porn that it is not art
but i talk about art if depicts what actually happening in real life
like taking shower nude, have sex nude ... and so on
so i have no mind if art depicting those :)
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:iconzingam:
Zingam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you tell what is what? :)

I would say that easy to make stuff like using a photo camera to take pictures of a sex scene, should not be called art.
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:iconzingam:
Zingam Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even well made porn is not art. Unfortunately this very art site is dominated by pornographers and their pornomaniac followers.
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Artist
I'm fine with an art piece that features nudity.

Just sticking a pair of breasts in my face for no reason, however, then it just makes me want to roll my eyes.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
we know that the human body is a masterpiece
so...showing a part of it is shown the beauty....i don't have any problem with
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Artist
It's not showing a part of it was beauty. It's sticking it out there for no reason other than to hope you'll get people to jerk off to it. It's the exact opposite of respect to the human body.

Artistic nudity is completely different from pornography, the only real similarity is that they both allow a woman's nipples to be shown.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
there is a one choice, either accept nude art or not
if you accept it you must be fine with to see any part of body
or how could we call it nude ? i think this is so fair, and i realy respect all nude models because they are already artists' friends
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
No, there is a difference. Two differences, actually. Context and intent. This is something that applies to all art, and you can't ignore it.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
art depicts what happen in life, and nude one of that
by this point i usually accept anything could art do it for ...
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Artist
...what? Is English not your first language?
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
NO :)
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adamjamescooper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah I agree with this. DSLR camera's are too accessible these days. People get them, take pictures of an attractive girl topless and smack an instagram effect on it and end up passing it off as art -.- I like boobs as much as the next guy but I do like to see a bit of meaning behind a picture
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ParadigmFallen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Artist
It gets even worse with the digital over-exaggerated characters. I'm tired of seeing Tifa and Lightning with chests so large that it would be more likely considered a medical condition than a good thing (seriously, strain on your back from having breasts so large would probably get painful).
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Apache1322 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
You've answered your own question already in the very first sentence. Everyone has their own opinions. My personal opinion is that there is good nude art and bad nude art. There really isn't an in between. All too often I'll open deviantART and see some crappy photo that someone posted that is basically just pornography and they're simply looking for attention. Then there is the good, tasteful, well planned out nude art where the pose, composition, lighting, etc...was well executed and not simply a dirty picture.

BOTTOM LINE: There will never be an end to the controversy of nude art
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
yeah....i've said everyone has own opinion
but you didn't see someone say for a painting THIS IS NOT ART !
but it is with the nude art, nude is showing every part of body
you can't accept seeing that art without accepting that fact
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gonnafly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Its not really a controversy since even the old masters studied nudes. I think it's just a matter of how someone feels.

When your drawing a nude it takes you like 5 minutes to be "OK" with the idea of staring at someone naked and then that person becomes like a vase. It's something your drawing, studying, trying to figure out how this part relates to this part. So it becomes very scientific rather then sexual act.
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This will never be closed.

Society will continue to shift with what is acceptable in public, and what is not, which will influence the acceptability of nudity in art.

Then you will always have people across the spectrum on this, from porn has artistic value, to you can cover someone from neck to knees and have it called revealing.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
very well what you said, i really liked it !!
but i think it will take long time to change that impression about nude :/
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
very well what you said, i really liked it !!
but i think it will take long time to change that impression about nude !
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Artistic nudes I have no problem with. Nudes that are meant to be sexy, or to put someone in a kind of mood I find disgusting.

Other people can do what they want, I don't really care, as long as there's a mature content warning it's fine.
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GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
thanks for your kind comment
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I don't know that there's any controversy- the nude in art's been around pretty much since there was art. I'd say there might be various attitudes about art nudes, but those are cultural & societal biases. You might see the end of that when the nude body is no longer considered a shameful thing- I don't think it's shameful...

...the funniest thing I ever read about the nude in art was in American Artist- A dinner guest was finding it hard to eat because of a giant nude in the dining room...I guess when we can all eat dinners under nude paintings- the controversy will be over.

Again, personally, the one painting I can think of that might be hard to look at while eating- Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son". Uh, pass me turkey leg, please.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
agree with you here "nude body is no longer considered a shameful thing"
i can see how are people crossing into nudity without shame lately, it's a new stage to redefinition the nudity
but some of people consider this is an animal act
and what a funny nude art story that you wrote !
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
What controversy?
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Resident-Bishounen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What controversy? Nudes and sexually suggestive art aren't the same thing and don't always overlap. I don't mind artistic nudes but I have no interest in sexually suggestive stuff, so I don't bother with it. There's nothing wrong with it if everyone involved are consenting adults, but just doesn't appeal to me.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
thanks for your kind comment
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KyteGlory Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
There is nothing wrong with nudity in art. There is nothing wrong with nudity, period. If people have some sort of personal issues with looking at the bodies they were born with, that's their business. But when I say "their business," I mean exactly that. Theirs. Not anybody else's.
So my "solution to satistfy everyone" is that people who don't like nudity mind their own damn businesses. They already have freedom to wear clothing if that's what they want to do. They already have freedom to admire pictures of clothed people if that's what they prefer. That should be satisfactory. If they think they need to trample all over other peoples' right to appreciate their own bodies in order to be satisfied, then they don't deserve to be satisfied.
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:icongabrielmatar:
GabrielMatar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
i truly agree with you, and i liked your solution
but In your opinion how we publish this awareness among the people?
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