Sunday, November 14, 2010

PORN OR ART? NO BAN ON EXPLICIT NUDE PHOTO

PORN OR ART? NO BAN ON EXPLICIT NUDE PHOTO, article.
A spokeswoman for the National Portrait Gallery said competition judges chose the image for its 'artistic merit'.
She told Amateur Photographer: 'It is an intimate image but the gallery has decided it is suitable for this exhibition.
'A sign at the entrance indicates that there is nudity in the exhibition so that families and school groups can make their own decision about viewing.' 

I think that's a healthy attitude. Not forcing others to think what you think they should think.

You can see the un-censored photo here. Very beautiful. It would have been too if she had been wearing knickers, but less honest and frank.

10 comments:

Tobius said...

the dirty frying pan is obscene

ciono said...

It's a rubbish picture (with or without the twat) and no amount of knickers or frying pan washing or cropping could make it into anything that raised itself above the barely (no pun intended) competent. It is totally devoid of any artistic merit whatsoever.

Holiday snap of a pretty girl? Maybe. Photo for lovers to share? Sure! Exhibition grade? No way.

It might work as an aide-memoire for a painter (Stanley Spencer might managed to do something with it back in the day, maybe even Oskar Kokoschka with the unsettling perspective of the lower limbs) but if every picture of a girl with a photogenic twat qualified as art then this wannabe artist has around a million quid's worth of self-portraits.

You wanna see them? Sure! Email me £3K and one is yours (mounting extra).

Dave Nielsen said...

The twat-included picture I find to be gross and crude.

Joe said...

"National Portrait Gallery competition judges chose the image"

If the experts think it is art. Then it must be art. Can't argue with the experts.;0)

Personally I am surprised at the reaction people have in viewing the female genitalia.
Joe

Dave Nielsen said...

Personally I am surprised at the reaction people have in viewing the female genitalia.

Personally I'm surprised at how some people will insist on assuming that a negative reaction to a photograph that includes female genitalia is soley because it includes female genitalia. The problem many have is that they think all you have to do is put a naked chick in a picture and it's automatically awarded the status of Art.

Joe said...

"put a naked chick in a picture and it's automatically awarded the status of Art"

It seems to have work for this guy.

Just looking at the picture, it looks like a casual snap shot. Don't see a lot of set up for the camera. Think he included the twat for shock value.

But then I am not a expert.
Joe

Anna said...

Snap shorts without arrangement can be nice and artistic... but on this shot, the face is cut by light-lines without any artistic goal. In my opinion that already makes it definitely not an exhibition picture.

Did the judges look at her face at all? :)

Anonymous said...

That's so obviously posed.

cj gordon said...

Wow that is a beautiful treasure on display.My darling Lili says so also and she is never wrong.

Dave Nielsen said...

She's wrong this time.