I’m having a really weird day today and just considered something I wouldn’t normally consider. Some porn is totally art. Oh God I said it, the world be-a endin’.
And I’m not talking about live-action stuff, because I don’t know enough about that to have an opinion. I’m talking about drawn or animated porn. I’m definitely not saying that all porn is art, because it just isn’t and I have to lay down a line somewhere. I can’t exactly say where because porn and art are very hard to set rules for. But I can say that I know porn when I see it an I know art that is also porn when I see it. It’s sorta stupid like that.
But okay, as an asexual person, I can fully say that I don’t look at porn for the sexual aspect of it and can be a pretty fair judge of whether or not the art angle of some porn is actually arty enough to draw somebody like me in. For example, some artists that I really, really admire are super skilled and talented, and make beautiful art and some of their art is also porn, but is still flawlessly done and aesthetically pleasing to look at (sometimes certain fetishes that are drawn are a bit of a turn off because they’re too extreme for me to ignore or take lightly, but most vanilla or ‘soft core’ porn is alright).
I guess I’m not really going on a rant, but I’m simply putting it out there for consideration that artists who draw really well should be taken at their skill’s level, and not neccessarily on the content of their art.Again, I’m not saying that all good artists that also happen to be porn artists always make good art that is also porn. Sometimes, or even most times in some cases, their works are too explicit or graphic to be art to me.
Coming from an asexual person, I think this should mean a lot to some artists out there who are penalized in the art community for drawing porn. I mean, admittedly I can’t draw porn or even just the act of sex because I can’t stomach it (and I’m not skilled enough in drawing that sort of intimate stuff to do it well). But people who do it well should be given serious props; it can’t be easy, and hey, most times you can make a fairly honest living off that kind of stuff, so I can’t blame them for that, either.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I admire a lot of really cool artists who also draw porn sometimes and I’m really sad that they’re not taken as seriously as they should be for their really amazing art, which sometimes, is also porn. Because if there’s maybe like, one explicit piece of art in their gallery, they get lots of attention for it because it’s explicit, but in most cases they’re immediately labeled as “one of THOSE” artists and people with a more critical eye snub them. I think this is really, really stupid. And well… again, this is a conditional situation. Some artists who draw porn make me nervous. Like certain drawn fetishes seem dangerous or abusive or extreme, but again, I’m only a third party and I really don’t know enough to make a statement. But okay, to summarize what I’m trying to get at is that if an artist is really fucking good at art, don’t discount them as an artist if they occasionally, or frequently draw porn. If their art is good, their art is good, end of story. -WHEW- That’s all.