Tuesday 5 December 2006

Rodin's Erotic Art

Auguste Rodin - Femme nue sur le dos, maintenant les cuisses écartées (ca 1900)You recall the recent banning of Sarah Horsfall's lovely nudes from The Great Christmas Art Fair? Well, Sarah asked me to look at her nudes to suggest what might have caused that rejection. I played Devil's Advocate and made a few comments, but the best I could come up with were along the lines of too realistic or it's in the trousers of the beholder! Sarah's nudes are tasteful and inoffensive, which is why their rejection was a puzzle. Now look at this sketch by Rodin, which sits bang on the dividing line between art and pornography. If this were a photograph, I would classify it as porn. and wouldn't have published it. If it were a finished painting, I would be doubtful and might have withheld it. But, as a rough sketch by an artist of Rodin's stature, it must be art and art of historical importance. So here it is, one of 140 such works to be found in the Musée Rodin, Paris: Rodin, The Eros figures - Erotic Drawings and Watercolors 1890-1917, a major exhibition which continues until 18 March 2007. Prudes, click the title link to complain.


At 5/12/06, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, Jacoblog.
Not exactly The Kiss, is it? Who's Schiele or shouldn't I ask?
Don't miss the Big Ronald (McDavid) at the bottom of the page. LOL.

At 5/12/06, Blogger Barkingside 21 said...

Laugh out Loud?
Lots of love?

At 5/12/06, Blogger Unknown said...

Ah, wouldn't you like to know. It's young person speak, 21st century.

At 5/12/06, Blogger Unknown said...

Aw, you're just toying with me.

At 5/12/06, Blogger Unknown said...

These comments are out of order...er...not in the right sequence. Thanks for the Schiele link. I'll check it out.

At 5/12/06, Blogger weggis said...

I'd love to comment but Net Nanny is barring access. Likewise with your next blog. Something to do with the words "Doll", "Teddie", "toy" and "games" but I can't think why.
Can you help?

At 5/12/06, Blogger Unknown said...

It's probably all Miffy's fault: sounds aggressive.


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