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Old 09-28-2016, 07:18 PM   #14
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But at the end of the day art is in the eye of the beholder.
I would say that a distinction can be made: "pure porn" is intended to arouse; there's nothing else. "pure art" is about aesthetics and ideas, not arousal.

That's not in "the eye of the beholder".

EG, no one's got a Pollock stashed in their sock drawer.

Lots of things are "shades of gray" -- with some degree of erotic and aesthetic intent. And how you weight that is "in the eye of the beholder". Greek sculptures are taken to have homoerotic overtones, but whether that's actually what the Greeks thought, looking at them-- that's lost to history.

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