Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I decided to check out the profile of one of the most talented and my favorite painters today, Jeremy Lipking, only to be shocked by two black bars soiling this work of art. If you click the link to this page you can read the message that was sent to him due to the nude paintings. It's sad and appalling! They called his images inappropriate, and can (in their eyes) be compared to pornography. I don't think I need to point out all the porn stars and amateur porn stars, strippers and just girls who want to show of the good for some attention. They say that there are people as young as 14 on myspace and that jeremy's content is inappropriate for them? Give me a break, the amount of smut on myspace is immeasurable and if anything it could use a little culture! This is a dispute that's gone on for centuries, but I would have expected people to come to their senses and realize that these paintings aren't done for any sexual reason whatsoever! How many nudes do you find in religious paintings? Go through an art book and you'll find a countless number of paintings that are religious that contain nudity,most of which were commissioned by a church.
I think this is something that needs to be addressed now. Myspace is a community of interesting, talented and (i think for the most part) pretty open minded people, and the idea that you can't share your art uncensored when it's done in a tasteful manner is shocking! I'd love to hear what you have to say about this and hopefully we can find a way to work this thing out.
Jeremy Lipkings Censored Painting
Posted by capprotti at 12:34 PM