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January 16, 2013


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"Porn is not art!"

BMagnum Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Granted, art is subjective, to a rather large extent.
But to declare something that is very well done as "not art" because of subject matter? Well, that is an example, but I do hear it every now and again.

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ensoul Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
You can basically break art down into two things:
Technical skill
Concept value

I'd definitely concede that porn can be art. And technically it may even be superb. But the concept is always going to be terrible, because it's the least original subject matter since the dawn of time. It exists for the genitalia and not the mind.

And yes, this is why I'm not too fond of even the most brilliantly conceptual modern art... it's basically the reverse problem of porn.
VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Please stop. I'm so tired of hearing "art is subjective" and "art" is what ever each individual out of 7 billion human beings wants it to be.
Stop trying to force every hobby in the universe that has to do with imagery into the word 'art'. Let porn be porn and quit trying to call it art. What's the point. It doesn't elevate porn. It doesn't make porn more likeable. It doesn't cure world hunger. It's just stupid

and the horse is dead.
rellik1138 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Clerdy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww he's cute!!

rellik1138 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right !!I shall call him fluffy!!
Geistjager Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Can I eat this one too?
rellik1138 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No!! Pigeons are our friends, not food!
b-nicoleT Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
I've never been to art school or anything, and my knowledge of art comes from a couple years of high school art classes, so all I'm really judging from here is my own instinct of what looks good and what doesn't. Sorry if I'm way off base when I say this but...

I'm pretty sure that there's a pretty distinct line between Artistic Nude and porn.

For example,

This is porn:

This is art:

At least for me it's pretty easy to tell the difference between a piece of art and a crappy digital camera shot of a couple of slutty chicks with self respect issues. But, then again, I'm no real artist so I might be way off base.
PIKAFAN11 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Let me blow your mind. It makes sense that if a simple picture of a naked woman is "art"....then so is what you see in the bathroom at your local strip club........NO. :meow:
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The location of the photo doesn't make it not art either. I could cram La Giaconda in the bathroom at the worst gas station in hickville and it'd still be art. :meow:
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