Monday, December 7, 2009
over the course of this blog i have tried to advance the point of view that the act of posing naked and the act of drawing, painting, sculpting and photographing the naked human have an inherent sexual quality, even a sexual intent.
those who have responded to my musings about this with vehement denials of such, may be less forthcoming in admitting that sexual thoughts and stirrings are indeed present before, during and after these modeling sessions.
the questions i keep posing are "is the sight of a woman lyng naked on a platform not an erotic one?" and "when you are drawing the breasts and genitals, are you not in fact vicariously touching them, or fantasizing about them?"
among the oeuvre of odd nerdrum, a very successful contemporary artist in new york www.nerdrum.com
is a painting of a female urinating titled "pissing woman", the steaming stream of golden urine splashing against a rock.
free pornsites in cyberspace are overflowing (no pun intended) with such (video) images.
so,here is the question: is the image of a woman peeing art if it is a painting done by an established artist and is it pornography if it is a video clip on a porn site?
nerdrum's art is very narrative and at times quite morbid, but always superb.
in another painting titled "morning at shitrock" three naked women are lined up squatting, a brown substance emanating from the nether parts of their bodies.
and then there is egon schiele's work, including selfportaits sporting enormous erections and one in which he is masturbating.....
again, art, or pornography?
Posted by edo deweert at 10:19 AM