queuing at this AP art registration back in may, there was a girl in front of me that was casually worrying about whether of not she’d be aloud to do her concentration (a portfolio of 12 related works) on nudes. why would you do that? wh-wh-h-how?
what is oh, so attractive about drawing models without clothes on? despite how awkward it has to be for the models, in all their clothesless glory, to stand motionless for two hours with the eyes of 50 or so sex perverts squinting to get the details of their genitals?
and how would an art teacher grade nudes? i can see it now:
“the shading on that erection is just so devine! look at the way the cum just flows so effortlessly from the—”
oh, lord i’m gonna be sick. for god’s sake, you’re a shitfaced 17 year old, not a renaissance virtuoso. your nasty schoolgirl porn is not amusing. if anything it spells out “i have no friends” in fucking helvetica.
Where do I even begin with this.
I am an AP Art survivor, and one of my quality pieces was a nude. Best goddamned piece I did all year. And it barely showed one breast. My father (a super conservative deacon-to-be) and my art teacher agreed.
Nude means no clothes. Nudes are not porn.
Nudes, in fact, are a requisite for pretty much any college art student. Anatomy is key, and so is from-observation drawing. You draw naked people in college to get better at drawing people in general. Ask any half-informed potential art major. It’s fucking common knowledge. NUDES ARE A STAPLE OF ART. They can be beautiful, emotional, evocative, and yeah, maybe a little bit sexy, too.
I see you’re fifteen. You’re a sophomore at best. If you have any interest in art, I suggest you seriously rethink it right now because if you’re accusing someone with a serious interest in becoming a better artist - someone two years your senior - of being a sex-obsessed pervert, you have some serious adjustment to be doing. And if you’re not into art at all, shut the fuck up and don’t judge for things you have no idea about.
And you go, girl in the registration line. I’d paint naked people for half a year, too, if I hadn’t done aging. Bodies can be beautiful without being sexual.