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"Porn is not art!"

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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.
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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.
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rellik1138 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HMMMMM... Let us all reflact on yet another porn/art,art/porn thread whilst we behold the majestic pigeon:la::
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Clerdy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww he's cute!!

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rellik1138 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right !!I shall call him fluffy!!
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Geistjager Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Can I eat this one too?
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rellik1138 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No!! Pigeons are our friends, not food!
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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.
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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:
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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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gkmall Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it is not. Who said it was?
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Amarrabae13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
easy

Art is meant to be analyzed for meaning, purpose, to express a feeling, to document, or function. There are reasons why the finished product looks the way it does

Porn is meant to be looked at for fap reasons.

If you can't get anything past ass, titties, and naughty bits....it's most likely porn
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Art can be erotic, telling me those shitty minimalist photos of nothing is art? or those monotone rectangles are high art? But a magnificently drawn conception of intercourse isn't it?
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Amarrabae13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Art can be erotic to a point such as the subject manner of Manet's work.
And yes, monotone rectangles are art. Take the work of Marc Rothko. He did nothing but swatches of color. GIANT swatches of color that captures your senses, sucking you in and creating a space for the viewer to become lost in or what about Piet Mondrian? He did simple black and white with primary colors paintings. Many of these are pulled from the subconscious and by analyzing, we can gain insight into the artists mind.

However, I've yet to see intercourse magnificently RENDERED. It's often in a cartoonish style, which can be impressive, but cheapens the act...therefore porn.

Call me out when you have had a proper art education classes and learn how to do proportions (even anime proportions) properly.
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You know these "art educated" folks have historically condemned the greatest artists ever to obscurity, and being "art educated" you should have known that
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Amarrabae13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well you non "art educated" folks don't understand that the sexualized human form has been around since the dawn of time and has only been considered art from those of Neolithic background. and if i remember correctly, porn is not an art movement, such as that as impressionism which you are speaking of. Impressionism was a dramatic shift in aesthetics that was brought on with the invention of photography and no longer having the need to portray the world in it's natural state and of course if they were in obscurity, we wouldn't know about them would we? Within the same century it was considered Avant garde and highly popular, enough to screw up Van gogh until a few years after his death. Also, Because of the impressionist movement breaking the bonds of realism, Picasso was able to become excessively famous in his lifetime.

So tell me, If it's SO ARTISTIC why hasn't the art community at large considered it art if it's been around for so long? Why aren't pornographic spreads being shown in museums? Show me art articles from legitimate art professors, critics or writers about how playboy spreads are the new Warhols of the age?
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I haven't been to a college art exhibit, regardless of the theme, where there wasn't a painting of an old naked lady. You're making my point, these art educated folks that think they're above reproach, stifling artistic expression, and mean look at deviant art and the arbitrary rules separating erotic art from porn
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Amarrabae13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, there's nudes, but there is a difference between Nudes and Naked women.
Nudes are without clothes to show the beauty of the human form, to give them an ethereal presence ( such as a venus or mythological creature), or to express innocence or helplessness.
Naked ladies are exploitative for purpose of lust
In that exhibit did you see a blatant vagina shot? or a close up of intercourse? Look at Francois Boucher...Rococo art in general. Many of those paintings were erotic; However The sexual aspects are not slammed over your head like a 2x4 in a bar fight. Porn is. You cannot delve very deep into porn. That is my point. Art is be analyzed and critiqued. Porn is just an image or sequence of images that say "LOOK! LOOK! WE'RE FUCKING! LOOK AT ME! I'M NAKED! DO WANT ME!? I WANT ATTENTION BECAUSE I HAVE POOR SELF ESTEEM AND NEED TO BE VALIDATED BY YOUR LUST!"

If i stifled artistic expression, I would be protesting the showing "Piss Christ" I've seen the Madonna painted as a monkey is gaudy clothes.
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I can agree that there is A LOT of terrible porn out there, but look at something like MET ART and tell me porn can't be art
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
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h-irsch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Knowing the way people are, every time I draw a nude female's backside her butt automatically makes it porn.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Need to draw more porn...
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
More artistic nudes, you say? Well, ask and I shall provide!
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A little critique? Just a little.

Excepting this , I have never seen such a collection of vapidly empty facial expressions.
Even the classic porn look, with it's undertone of "I'm doing this because I hate myself and my daddy molested me, and this is my sexy hiding-the-pain look" has more depth.

Seriously, if you're doing more edgy, artistic nudes, tattoos on the models is not enough. Not if their mental span doesn't go further than "I like cupcakes".
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
These aren't mine. I was just sharing them because somebody else requested there be artistic nudes. I just like them.
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... I totally missed that. :lol:
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
It's ok. To be fair, I keep misreading your username as Svabaten, so it's all good!
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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Axl--Rose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
If "art" means "god's gift to mankind", then yes. Porn is art.
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MisterKhact Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Nude paintings in the old ages were passed around as porn.

Food for thought.
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Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Smack dat hoe wit a ding-a-ling.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Here’s how you can tell the difference. Porn is something you wouldn’t bother looking at unless you were planning to touch your genitals while doing it.
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I don't know about you, but I think the last thing I jerked off to was a heart touching masterpiece.
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It seems to have touched other things, as well.
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
She just kept saying "fuck me, fuck me harder" and when you thought he couldn't fuck her any rougher and harder, he COULD! At one point I thought "there is no way you can tag that FUCKIN' PUSS any better than that" but then he flipped her into a pretzel, put one foot on her face, and deepfucked her ass so gorgeously that I cried as I blew my load, almost as if I was hearing a beautiful piece of classical music.

I really pissed myself off when I tried to wipe my tears with my hand afterwards.
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Did the skies open up and a chorus of angels sing when you orgasmed?
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Nah but my balls got really tight and it felt good. That's enough for me.
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Then that means you haven't yet experienced the ultimate orgasm.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Was it Fifty Shades of Grey being read by Gilbert Gottfried?
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to listen to that so badly :XD: :iconmegustamuchoplz:
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
It's on youtube, at least some of it.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just looked it up. This needs to be an audio book :lol:
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I think he's hilarious.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here =P I really wish there were more clips XD
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
No, but I'd easily jerk off to that too.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It's hot
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gabbyevans Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think if art was just cheap titillation, everybody would be doing it.
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh! Not enough porn? Here, let me fix that!
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Inkedalivebycolors Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gross.
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