Poll: Is Porn Art?
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yes
54 41%
no
77 59%
Voters: 131.
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#3
if someone wants it to be i guess so. why not?

it's made for other's entertainment/pleasure like most other forms of form. it just stimulates other enjoyments/needs.

I've never seen it as art though but I'm sure there's someone out there who does.
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#4
Maybe. Any conversation that revolves around labeling a craft as 'art' will eventually come down to people's personal definition of what constitutes art, so really I'll save us all some time: depending on who you are, porn can either be art or it isn't.
#5
I guess it is a form of media made to evoke certain feelings and reactions in the viewer and carries and propagates a message about sexual relations, women, and society. So in many ways it's actually one of the most successful and widespread forms of art.
#8
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#9
Porn does take a lot more talent than many other forms of art out there
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#10
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They do make pretty good stuff.

And no, I wouldn't call it art. I would say it's entertainment, but then again so are movies and they can be pretty close to being a piece of art.
#11
i've never seen artistic porn


wait no there was this one where the chicks were covered in different colours of latex paint and they were rolling around and painting eachother and I guess it was kind of artistic until 3 guys came onto the set and plowed their brains out
It's over simplified, So what!

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#12
Quote by Obsceneairwaves
i've never seen artistic porn


wait no there was this one where the chicks were covered in different colours of latex paint and they were rolling around and painting eachother and I guess it was kind of artistic until 3 guys came onto the set and plowed their brains out

Or maybe they were just trying to paint them on the inside
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#13
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Or maybe they were just trying to paint them on the inside

you know, you're right

Their penises were mighty throbbing paintbrushes on the vaginal canvas
It's over simplified, So what!

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#14
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you know, you're right

Their penises were mighty throbbing paintbrushes on the vaginal canvas




10/10 would read again and recommend
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#15
Legally speaking, the Supreme Court, during an obscenity case, ruled that some hardcore pornography is not "without any redeeming social or cultural value," ruling that some of it is in fact redeeming, which means that, from a legal perspective, some of it is art. But personally, it's hard to pretend that anything on PornHub is art.
#18
I voted no, but I think it depends tbh. I think an image can be porn and art, or it can just be porn. It also depends on what you define as porn, is it anything with naked people in it? or just certain things.
#20
Art, like music, doesn't have a universal definition where you can decide what does and doesn't fall under it. If someone believes porn is art, or presents their own porn as art, then, to them, it is art.
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#21
It can be. Art is just apperception. That's about the closest you can narrow it down to without having loads of exceptions.

A lot of art is highly pornographic. Or can be depending on who's looking at it.

that said if I hear one more person call Mapplethorpe's work pornography I'm going to pull their spine out through their mouth

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Legally speaking, the Supreme Court, during an obscenity case, ruled that some hardcore pornography is not "without any redeeming social or cultural value," ruling that some of it is in fact redeeming, which means that, from a legal perspective, some of it is art. But personally, it's hard to pretend that anything on PornHub is art.
yeah but have you seen the one with the creampie it's clearly a sexualised representation of our current economy and it's fluid instability when new money is injected into the market.
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#23
Some of it is. Surprisingly there is really well done, tasteful porn out there. But those ones of a guy just mercilessly brutalizing a very well known slut with a butternut squash-sized dong of death, spitting on her, slapping her, choking her, etc? Nah.
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#24
Quote by Obsceneairwaves
i've never seen artistic porn


wait no there was this one where the chicks were covered in different colours of latex paint and they were rolling around and painting eachother and I guess it was kind of artistic until 3 guys came onto the set and plowed their brains out

You mean it wasn't artistic until 3 guys came onto the set and plowed their brains out.


Right?
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#25
When porn is raised to the level of art, they tend to call it "erotica".....

I subscribe to a number of erotic art sites. There's a lot of stuff out there that would qualify as art by any metric you would care to name. Composition, technique, use of materials... etc.

Back when one government panel or another was discussing porn (there have been so many), they brought in an expert on photography to comment on Robert Mapplethorpe's work.
For those not familiar it's pretty intense "homoerotic" stuff with a lot of S-M themes. The expert said that by all metrics, these were excellent photographs, regardless of the subject matter.
Composition, lighting, posing, focus, etc.
#26
Quote by FuddWead
Legally speaking, the Supreme Court, during an obscenity case, ruled that some hardcore pornography is not "without any redeeming social or cultural value," ruling that some of it is in fact redeeming, which means that, from a legal perspective, some of it is art. But personally, it's hard to pretend that anything on PornHub is art.


I'm pretty sure it was about child pornography and they deemed it okay as long as it wasn't real children (aka cartoons). Still ****ed up though.
#28
Quote by Bikewer
When porn is raised to the level of art, they tend to call it "erotica".....

I subscribe to a number of erotic art sites. There's a lot of stuff out there that would qualify as art by any metric you would care to name. Composition, technique, use of materials... etc.

Back when one government panel or another was discussing porn (there have been so many), they brought in an expert on photography to comment on Robert Mapplethorpe's work.
For those not familiar it's pretty intense "homoerotic" stuff with a lot of S-M themes. The expert said that by all metrics, these were excellent photographs, regardless of the subject matter.
Composition, lighting, posing, focus, etc.
Robert Mapplethorpe never intended for those to be even remotely pornographic. He had an absolute obsession with perfection of the human form, and, in his less painterly works, a portrayal of nudity and sexuality as personage rather than simply a **** in a mouth. He spent hours and hours composing pictures and considering contrast and exposure for each subject, and used the human body as a compositional form in a statue-esqe manner.

Problem is you're trying to compare one of the finest portrait photographers ever to live to a pornography site which uses slightly more developed lighting and composition than the usual "ISO up, high shutter speed, cum to the face" style shitty porn photograph.
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#31
yes, it's just a particularly dreadful form.
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#32
Porn isn't a form of art but porn can be artistic and art can be pornographic.
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#33
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Art, like music, doesn't have a universal definition where you can decide what does and doesn't fall under it. If someone believes porn is art, or presents their own porn as art, then, to them, it is art.

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#38
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Is a hooker an artist?

I can still sit back and appreciate the stroke work

So yes
#39
Quote by theogonia777
Porn isn't a form of art but porn can be artistic and art can be pornographic.



*nods head contemplating truth of this statement*

I agree.
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#40
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all of the different ways multiple guys rip her asshole open sure is artful. it takes a creative mind to come up with so many ways to degrade an entire gender so significantly, it takes finesse and skill.
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