Kayso, I was seeing this post from an art page I follow on FB, and a question arised in me like the bubbling lava of a volcano.
What’s the big deal about nudity?
And it got me thinking. The way I see it, the human body (and I mean all of them) is the most beautiful and wondrous creation of our Maker. Regardless of health issues, modifications or “imperfections,” the truth is there is no thing we humans can create that can surpass our bodies. Sure, we can do things to enhance them, assuming there’s something we need to fix. But nobody has ever made a limitless hard drive, so I guess that’s a pretty big thing –if I was to mention only one badass characteristic of these sacks of flesh and bone some of us take so much for granted.
But, as someone who has an artistic background, it bothers me greately when I see a vulgar post about the naked human body, disguised as art. Sexualizing the body, even if we’re talking about a full-grown human, is not art. It’s pornography, softcore or hardcore or whatever the industry has in between. Why do we get to see posts that instead of empowering people, it brings us down by promoting an image that looks more like an ad on a brothel instead of what it says it is?
And I know art is a relative thing. Trust me, I know. So, in the long run, this post is merely my opinion, and the only thing I can offer you is honesty. Whatever that’s worth nowadays. So it’s okay if you think I’m talking out of my butt. This is the internet anyways…
To me, the essence of an artwork is not necessarily on the look, but more on what it represents. On the intentions behind it, on the meaning hiding behind each stroke, line or angle. I can sympathise with how fun sex is. Duh. But having somebody cover their naughty bits with the sole purpose of causing juices to flow or boners, is a shallow reason to make “art.” I mean, come on! If you’re gonna do something, do it all the way and do it right.
And sure, it’s your work. Call it whatever if it pleases you. But I think art should be more than that. Art is a way to communicate feelings and ideas. Not just a way to make pretty things. Spice things up a bit. Give your work a little meaning. After all, people aren’t really gonna remember what you say or do. People are gonna remember how what say or do made them feel. Do you wanna make a lastly impression or be a memory that will soon fade?
In conclusion, I think this is important because the world is in constant change. The things that matter today, won’t matter as much in a few years. That’s probably why old-school values, like respect, are slowly fading as generations go by. And don’t get me wrong, I am not a moralistic femme Templar knight or a nun. In fact, my sense of humor sometimes gives a lot of how sick my mind actually is. But I worry about this kind of thing because if the world is messed up now, how much will it be by the time my children are my current age? Change takes time. But logically, the more it take us to do something about it, the more it will take for the future generation to see the result.
But this is only my opinion. Hope I haven’t bored you with my blah-blah-blah.
See you next week,