NSFW or the easily offended.

Silly post, too much time on my hands apparently, trying to avoid weekend housekeeping…

But in seriousness trying to navigate in my work how much nudity, particularly male, I should depict. When is it gratuitous? When essential? When just free expression?  Still processing this question, but in the meantime, peen.

No intention to self censor, but I do want to be more mindful of my own intention. Recently , when we were still having dinner parties, a guest quipped that I painted “that pornographic art” ; in another situation I was referred to as a “penis painter”. Nothing particularly wrong with either but that hadn’t been my conscious intention. Nudity is an element to my work but I hadn’t thought it the main focus. Again, feeling more mindful of intention.

But enough naval gazing, I’ve scrubbing to attend to.

Author: babylonbaroque

I am a painter and printmaker working towards creating a body of work that reflects my own developing aesthetic. New work ,first link. The second link is an on-line portfolio.

2 thoughts on “Junk”

  1. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I’m sure you’d get just as many annoying quips if the junk was conspicuously missing.

    I’m reminded of the Pennsylvania state capitol building with all of its male nude statuary which was later censured by inserting these marble swags which discolored to a shade that didn’t match the original sculptures.

    I’ve also come across a few articles lately discussing theories on why classical sculptures have such small penises. So, just go ahead and do what you do, let the work speak to its viewers as they allow.

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