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How would you define 'fine erotica' and how should it be visualized?

 
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Feb 04, 2018 12:06 |  #16

I view it as entirely subjective as well. I view your work (that I've seen) as more 'sensual' but less 'fine erotica'. JMHO


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Feb 04, 2018 19:04 |  #17

Art is subjective. What is a fine art nude to one person is erotica to another and hard-core porn to a third. I would like to say that we should simply eschew all such categorizations and simply admire each image on its own merits. Unfortunately, that's not how most minds work. I'm not sure I can define "fine erotic" for anyone or anything other than my own work, and that's because I know the intent behind the work. If the objective is simply to make the subject appear attractive and desirable, then I'd call it sensual. If the intent is to mentally arouse sexual desire only, it's probably erotic. If the intent is to arouse sexual desire mentally and physically, I'd have to call it sexual or even pornographic to some degree.


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Feb 15, 2018 01:13 |  #18

Mark_Cohran wrote in post #18556398 (external link)
Art is subjective. What is a fine art nude to one person is erotica to another and hard-core porn to a third. I would like to say that we should simply eschew all such categorizations and simply admire each image on its own merits. Unfortunately, that's not how most minds work. I'm not sure I can define "fine erotic" for anyone or anything other than my own work, and that's because I know the intent behind the work. If the objective is simply to make the subject appear attractive and desirable, then I'd call it sensual. If the intent is to mentally arouse sexual desire only, it's probably erotic. If the intent is to arouse sexual desire mentally and physically, I'd have to call it sexual or even pornographic to some degree.

not sure I completely follow ... how can one evoke sexual desire only mentally? ...

interesting thoughts though, here and in previous answers.

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Feb 21, 2018 20:23 |  #19

charlemagne wrote in post #18564145 (external link)
not sure I completely follow ... how can one evoke sexual desire only mentally? ...

interesting thoughts though, here and in previous answers.

ludwig

Perhaps mentally arouse is not quite the right phrase; "evoke sexual desire" is more correct. However, it's said, I think it relates to the intent.


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Apr 04, 2018 09:23 |  #20

charlemagne wrote in post #18554701 (external link)
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Aahhhhhhh, I see the shapes, the curves, and can’t help they evoke interest and desire. It’s hard wired into my DNA as a man. A woman’s body, fluid curves, the way they move these differences are instantly stimulating to me; burned into my genetics by generations of lovers. This visual imprinting is full of titillating erotic triggers and always teasingly in hope of wicked promiscuous behaviour. Many times I’ve felt wonder at this biologically driven control of my feelings. How this hard wired visual inspiration makes for erotically interesting life. I see the beauty, revere it and feel sometimes that the “word” isn’t enough to describe the effect. Yes, it doesn’t take nudity to be enthralled with a lady, and nudity can also make the moment feel crass, somethings are left better unseen… That said, I have no desire to force my assumptions/preference​s or censor anyone else. Erotic definition? I can’t define it; much too tenuous from adult to adult. I/we judge and by seeing a comparison we attempt to adjust our creations to those judgments/tastes and look for acceptance.



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May 17, 2018 07:24 |  #21

I look back to images from the 1890 - very early 1900 era for inspiration.

It was a time when they showed everything without showing anything.

If you saw some of the images, you would think women shaved their bodies but it was completely opposite.

You see back then it was considered " obscene " if there was too much detail in genital regions and body hair was considered " too much detail " so the artists would just paint over that region.

I have a series of prints of paintings from that era and not a single woman I showed them too found them offensive in anyway.

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