The Difference Between Porn and Nude Art

Note: This post contains artistic depictions of nudity.

A video I found: The difference between porn and nude art:

On a related note:

On a post I wrote a few days ago — Goddesses: Why Do Women Find Them Appealing? — I put this piece of art I had found:

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I consider this nude art, not pornography, for reasons explained in the video above:

  1. I don’t think the intent of this art is to arouse.
  2. There is more to be aware of — more going on in this piece of art — than just Eve’s butt.
  3. This art is depicting an event: Eve about to tempt Adam to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. My point is: This art is not a context-less image of a woman’s butt.

I said in that post:

I had a mixed reaction to this piece of art the first time I saw it: Rapture, followed a moment later by lust.

Rapture: Beautiful! God’s creation is beautiful!

Lust: It’s a woman’s butt.

In the end, rapture won.

By making Eve’s butt prominent, I believe that the artist is telling us to look beyond a woman’s pleasure-inducing body parts — look beyond what is right in front of our face — and see the whole person.

The fruit in Eve’s hand and the female butt are “…pleasing to the eyes…” (Genesis 3:6)

The fruit in Eve’s hand tempts men before the Fall.

The female butt tempts men after the Fall.

The reason I like this piece of art is because it reminds me that a woman is more than her pleasure-inducing body parts. I do believe that by focusing on Eve’s butt, the artist is telling us to look beyond Eve’s butt. Telling us to look beyond Eve’s butt and her other pleasure-inducing body parts and see Eve as the human being, created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), that she is.

Where this art of Eve comes from: Eve’s temptation of Adam

Related reading: Nudism, and the problem with pornography

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