posted on May, 28 2008 @ 11:18 AM
so what is art and what is not? all those paintings of venus and cupid, essentially a woman and a child in an explicitly sexual depiction (venus and
cupid had an incestuous affair), google "venus cupid" for an overview of the huge quantity of paintings on this subject, are they art or are they
child pornography, and if they are art, is it because of the medium rather than the subject?
if it is the medium that makes it art, then photography of any nature cannot be art, if it is the subject then, from what i gather, the photos being
discussed are not of a sexual subject so do not qualify as pornography.
i think it's clear to anybody with the slightest bit of common sense the difference between an adult nude and normal pornography, i think the only
thing stopping someone from differentiating the two in this case is a preconceived idea, which is enough to give the photos artistic merit.
weather they are in good taste or not is a different matter, and honestly, there's a hell of a lot of art out there that is made in bad taste.
just my 2c.