Please Post Your Asexually Themed Art Here!

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Seien Hananosei
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Please Post Your Asexually Themed Art Here!

Postby Seien Hananosei » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:52 pm

Hello, all,

I am doing a research paper on the asexual community, gender studies, women studies, queer studies, and art! I would like to collect some asexy art, or asexual themed art (whatever you define asexually themed art to be) so that I can use it as material for my project. I will not be distributing your art without your permission or anything-- I just want to gather some of it for myself and analyze it. Such as, what is this piece saying about asexuals, or other people, and society?

If you feel comfortable, please share with me your asexual art! And I may decide later to do a power point, so if you feel comfortable with me using your art in a power point as long as I give you credit, please say so. I won't use anything that doesn't explicitly give me permission to use in a presentation.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing your work!



Re: Please Post Your Asexually Themed Art Here!

Postby ASIC » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:44 pm

I'm a bit confused about what 'asexually-themed art' would consist of. Presumably not all art save for the pornographic or at least the explicit...?

(Do, say, Venuses rising from the waves count as 'sexual', or is the viewer intended to regard them in a spirit of aesthetic appreciation rather than sexual attraction/arousal?)

Would asexually-themed art consist, for example, of a depiction of two friends talking in the corner of a tavern (as opposed to chatting up the passing barmaid?) Is abstract art asexual in nature? Could a Lucian Freud nude depict pornography perceived by a repulsed asexual? (Or is it just me who finds them deeply unattractive?)

I feel somehow that most of human existence is basically asexual (apart from the inherently sexual bits - but we don't spend all our time in those), which gives quite a lot of scope for art; but I'm not sure how to make it say things about asexuality.