-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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.