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  • If that were the case then there is a lot of porn in the Lourve.
  • No, is is an art form, the body is beautiful, learn to enjoy it.
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • I don't think it is...But I don't think a naked body is anything but a work of art anyway....We have a marvelous machine we call our body...in its workings it is beautiful. Porn is a different subject altogether.
  • I think it is. Perhaps we may call it "softer" porn but it is still porn all the same.
  • Not all nudity is pornographic in nature, nor does pornography mean nudity. Pornography is meant to titillate. It cheapens the work of art that is the human form.
  • not until you masterbate to it..
  • idk. i love art--its basically my one and only hobbie. lol. but i feel like a lot of nudity in art is unnecessary. that the same message could have gotten across just as good, or even better had they clothed the subject. specifically bc it distracts a lot from the main point of the art work. just a personal opinion.
  • Even the Supreme Court of the United States has not been able to write a clear definition of the difference between pornography and art. I hope that at some time in the future all the people that are so critical will be able to stand before God and explain why they consider his most glorious creation, the human body, in God's own image, to be obscene. Good luck on that getting into heaven thingy...
  • If some one has a fetish for postage stamps, then stamps could be considered porn. lol! In other words, porn is in the eye of the beholder. +
  • No. Some of the best nudity in art is found on the walls and ceilings of Catholic churches. Take a gander at the Sistine Chapel: http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/x-Pano/CSN/Visit_CSN_Main.html Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. Catholics believe that pornography offends against chastity because it perverts the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the human dignity of all participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 2354: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.shtml#2354 With love in Christ.
  • nudity?, no, penetretion, without a doubt
  • A better question is "Is porn art?" Yes, in my opinion, but then, just about any question regarding how art is viewed is a subjective one.
  • 1) Usually, censors and critiques define what would have enough artistic value to be considered artistic, and what has enough exciting intention to be classified as porn. Notice that some pornographic works have an high artistic value; or that some artistic works have a highly pornographic component. 2) "Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer. It is to a certain extent similar to erotica, which is the use of sexually arousing imagery." "Pornography may use any of a variety of media—printed literature, photos, sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, sound recording, film, video, or video game. However, when sexual acts are performed for a live audience, by definition it is not pornography, as the term applies to the depiction of the act, rather than the act itself. Thus, portrayals such as sex shows and striptease are not pornographic. In most countries pornography is treated as a separate entity, both culturally and legally, from depictions of naked persons in art or photography. See "nudity" for more information." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porn 3) "Depictions of nudity refers to nudity in all the artistic disciplines including vernacular and historical depictions. Nudity in art has generally reflected — with some exceptions — social standards of aesthetics and morality of their time in painting, sculpture and more recently in photography." "Nudity in art, also publicly displayed, is rather common and more accepted than public nudity of real people. For example, a statue or painting representing a nude person may be displayed in public places where actual nudity is not allowed. However, there is also much art depicting a nude person with a piece of cloth or other object seemingly by chance covering the genitals." "Of images of nudity (not necessarily pornographic), the most extreme form is full frontal nudity, referring to the fact that the actor or model is presented from the front and with the genitals exposed. Frequently images of nude people do not go that far and photos are deliberately composed, and films edited, such that in particular no genitalia are seen, as if the camera failed to see them by chance. This is sometimes called "implied nudity" as opposed to "explicit nudity." " Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depictions_of_nudity
  • Why is this question in Christianity?
  • No, it's art.
  • To me God created things that are beautiful to look at for us to behold. Beautiful visual or expressive mediums is art. Porn involves a sexual act - oral or penitration. Porn is beautiful to behold. Porn, therefore, is also a form of art. It's called porn when a sex act is the art being displayed. Porn is a specific type of art. If the nudity does not include a sex act then it should be classified regular art and not porn.
  • First - what does this have to do with Christianity? Second - No, it isn't. +5
  • Very difficult question to answer and I think totally subjective. Check out this site as allows you to vote on various images and see what the majority of people think of as Art or Porn. http://www.ratepornorart.com.
  • Only to those who think it is.
  • Not in my eyes but it would depend on the intent.
  • Not necessarily. Porn, from the Greek word, "porneia" means sexual immorality. Nakedness that is intended to arouse sexual desire is pornographic. But nudity that just reveals the body uncovered for its beauty is not porn. Pose and posture have everything to do with what the naked body communicates to the viewer and if sexual arousal is intended. (I graduated from a major art college and sat through hundreds of hours of drawing and painting nudes. Some were quite attractive, but arousal was neither the intent nor the expression.)
  • A bare foot could be some person's porn. It's all in your mind set.
  • Nudity is never porn.

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