|Art by Jean Pierre Ceytaire|
Today i'm gonna talk about something that really bugs me and sets me aflame with indignation. Erotic art and the way it's treated by society.
My inspiration came from two main sources. The erotically charged mangas from the land of the rising sun, coupled with the exuberant art and comical eroticism of Adam Warren on his works on Gen13, Livewires, and his most recent Empowered. My style rapidly aligned with my likes, and soon my drawings were filled with curvy women on scanty dresses and innocent looking lolitas while I searched for the perfect female forms.
|Empowered from Adam Warren is all about damsels in distress.|
Through art I've met wonderful humour artists, i've read stories that left me in deep sadness, I've found the most pure forms of love, or found the awesomeness of the common world. So i wanted also to leave my imprint through one of the strongest appealing feelings of the human being: lust.
|Richelle Mead Succubus Blues series is an excellent example of narrative use of sex.|
Sometimes sex is not a excuse for lust, but a vehicle for humour. Sometimes, it's a vehicle to understanding a higher state of love. Sometimes sex can be violent or dirty, and used as a vehicle to transmit anger or loath.
The paragons of virtue
The worst comes when you cross paths with the piercing eyes of the ones who thing they are in charge of guarding humanity's morals. All around the internet and the real world this guys seek, destroy and humiliate without criteria.
They do not respect freedom of speech nor artistic freedom, and hunt nudity around the internet without any criteria. Instead of creating filters to prevent acess to those who don't want to acess that content they instead ban and delete art who is supposed to be a cultural legacy of mankind as a whole. This my fellow readers is a book burning crusade on a digital media.
The worst of this is that no criteria is followed at all to determine who is guilty and who is not.
|Eros and Psique|
Soon classifications are made. Artist are tagged as pornographers, pornographers are tagged as artists. Moral zealots go to church happy thinking they made the world a better place while a lot of rapist, pimps and pedophiles roam the land unpunished, or even worst, protected by their moralist friends who just deleted your erotic drawing.