His art tends to be hysterically convoluted and intricate; he paints beautiful women sometimes nudes, other times sexually explicit ; his colors are bold and figures exist on a sliding scale between highbrow illustration and synthetic realism. I met up with Zak Smith at a restaurant in downtown Chicago in the winter of Smith seemed at home with them and responded to their questions with his unique blend of intelligence, self-effacing humor, and honesty. At a certain point, I jumped in and we had the following conversation. Jacob Singer: How would you describe your subject matter and style? Zak Smith: I never like that question because you have the art right there.
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P ornography degrades women those cocksure feminists who claim otherwise have fallen for the biggest male confidence trick of all time. It alters the neural pathways of the brain and literally changes the way its consumers think. It hinders men from developing mature emotional relationships with women. It reinforces and supercharges the notion that sex is a commodity over which the consumer has complete control. The strangest thing about the article is that the author clearly takes personal advantage of the phenomenon which he claims to find so disturbing. Yet perhaps we should not judge him too harshly on this score. Maybe the honesty, the refusal to gloss selfish sleaze as virtue or freedom, is refreshing even if the attitude itself is disturbing.
Pornography is called many things. Some call it art , others call it evil. Some call it liberating, others call it shameful.
For an optimal Artfinder experience, please update your browser to version IE 11 or greater. Alternatively, download the latest version of Chrome , Firefox or Opera. Art Glossary. Take Jeff Koons. This drawing is one of a series, which portrays a vulture tearing at his body, depicting his feeling of imprisonment due to the physical lust he felt for a heterosexual man.