Nude Art & Photographs Or Pornography

The Problems Pertaining to Naked Art vs Porn:
Bare Art – So as a nudist organization with a social network on our site, we recently were faced with the interesting dilemma. After you have a profile in our community, you are able to upload pictures and share them. For us, nude pictures in this context are more about the natural kind and tasteful bare artwork. We are not nor plan to be a Pornography site or “picture-peddler” web site. Therefore we have to track the pictures people share and make a move about any pictures we might deem sexually improper or pornographic.
Now what I Have come to understand is that judging these pictures is totally subjective. When does a photograph go from being arty to being sexual or there ? It is never as simple a judgment as it might seem! A naked figure could be shows off a specific way that can be slightly sexual, but one small change of posture, and it may become entirely innocent. We certainly need to let people express themselves freely. The question is where to draw the line..
A superb example to ponder this question is by taking a look at the paintings of Modigliani, an early 20th century painter whose art was just shared in a gallery for one day, as it was deemed too scandalous to be shown! Taking a look at the bare photos below, this art was considered porn in the day. Here the sexuality seems to come in the pose, the course and feeling of the woman’s gaze..It Is all so subtle!
Amedeo Modigliani Reclining Unclothed Girl
A possible advertiser for our website offered these guidelines, which are still very subjective:
“If you’d not want a naturist child to see it, it probably is sexual and never merely simple nudity or art. In case it looks like they are just in a toilet or sitting on a bed with their legs spread and they may be considering their crotch and their crotch is the focal point of the jpg, it’s probably meant to be sexual. When it is done with nice scenery, fine lighting and exquisite, it truly is probably art. http://videonudism.com/nudity is about the aim of the photo.”
What do you think about these guidelines? Would they work in judging a unclothed jpg? Would a painting like Modigliani’s go on a naturist site?
Amedeo Modigliani Reclining Nude Art / Painting
Nudism and Naturism by FKK
Tags: censorship, culture, photography, pornography, sexuality

Class: Felicity’s Nudist Site, Bare Art and Artistic Nudity, Social Nudity Blogs

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