shovland at mindspring.com
Sat Oct 29 02:52:25 UTC 2005
Mapplethorpe has been a subject of considerable
meditation for me as a photographer.
The question is, how can you let it all hang out
without destroying yourself in the process?
Some of us fear our power because we know
how potentially destructive it is. It's a challenge
to figure out how to release it without breaking
From: paleopsych-bounces at paleopsych.org
[mailto:paleopsych-bounces at paleopsych.org]On Behalf Of Euterpel66 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 7:18 PM
To: paleopsych at paleopsych.org
Subject: Re: [Paleopsych] nudity
In a message dated 10/28/2005 6:53:58 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
anonymous_animus at yahoo.com writes:
>>Maybe I have missed something, but what about
ART? Every Friday a model poses nude for four hours
for me Some of them are strong women insisting on
certain conditions. An acquaintance draws her nudes
--That's an example of how agreement upon a frame
influences perception of what's in it. The "artistic
nude" frame renders anything in it culturally
acceptable, even highbrow. The "porn" frame can put
the same content in a totally different light. The
same individual can have two sets of "eyes", depending
on the setting, other observers, and contextual cues.
Some artists enjoy playing with the boundary lines
between frames, turning porn into art and vice versa.
It seems difficult for most people to intentionally
shift their interpretation, and it's relatively easy
to convince them that something is art or trash, just
by surrounding the object with signs commonly
associated with one context or the other. Perception
is malleable, and most people aren't very comfortable
with ambiguity, preferring situations where they know
in advance which set of eyes to use.
Yes, that true Michael. Take Mapplethorpe for example
For Lynn> Pictures
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
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