It's been busy for me of late!
Inbetween taking Jenn up to the resting place of Lord Byron, helping her film some Amnesia cosplay footage, sorting out things for Metrocon and preparing for the SFX Weekender this weekend, I am shattered! Still, the Weekender is going to be wickedawesome, so it's worth it.
Sadly, Jenn can't make it to SFX with me any longer (she has a job interview that she cannot afford to miss), so ~sora1992 will be coming along with me! 8D
A nice, varied (and plentiful!) set of responses to this one. It was very interesting to read about the different ways that many of you were brought up in comparison to me, so thanks for all the comments!
-------Nudity on DeviantART-------
Nudity comes up often as a discussion on dA, and I've wondered what my followers views on it were.
You can view the restrictions on nude art here: [link] (warning: possible graphic descriptions are used)
I'm a little torn on this. It's hard for me to describe what I view as "artistic nude" and "ffs I wish this wasn't on dA".
This picture is one I don't mind seeing, and would personally describe as 'artistic' (Warning: contains nudity) : [link]
This, however, I don't seen as being particularly artistic at all (and this is one of the BETTER examples of what I dislike seeing on dA. Again Nudity warning) : [link]
I'm not sure how I can put into words how I differentiate between them. The former seems to have more effort put into it, whereas the latter is more of just a glorified snapshot. The former can be looked at to have alternative meanings and symbolism, whereas I look at the latter, and just see a topless woman sat on her bed.
Of course, these are just my perspectives. Obviously everyone views art differently, and views are always going to clash on this subject in particular. Personally? I find that leaving a little to the imagination tends to make for a more attractive shot that full-on nudity. For example, if the woman in the latter picture had been wearing lingerie, I'd personally have found it more appealing.
The same goes for images of male nudity, though those are far less frequent on deviantART, as I'm sure you've all noticed! Perhaps I'm just prudish, but I find a gorgeous picture of a lingerie model or corset model significantly more attractive than full-on nudity. Am I the only one?
So, what are your views on it? What do you see as "artistic" nudity and just plain rubbish masquerading under the title of "art"? Do you think nudity should be allowed on dA? Do you think the current restrictions on it are strict enough? Or TOO strict?
Let me know what you think.
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