Episode 532 - Fixing art to make it less sexy?

May 23, 2021

Tantz made a great newspost about this little trend of “fixing” people's art to make it less sexy, as if there was something wrong with sexy art. I think worst about it though is the implied moral superiority of the “fixer”. They're judging the art as non-realistic and “bad” (because it's sexy), and they set about “fixing” it to gain some sort of social kudos, slimming busts, increasing the girth of the figure, making their pose less provocative etc… I think the exercise would be perfectly fine if the context and the attitude wasn't one of “I judge this art to be BAD because it's sexy, I am fixing it to make it non-sexy and that will make it better! And you will all agree that the original was shit and I have improved it!”.

Topics and Show Notes

It brings to mind the church knocking off the genitalia of Roman and Greek statues during the renaissance and replacing them with fig-leaves to “improve” them. Doing different versions of art is fine and fun! But when we aproach it with an attitude of superiority then we're just being massive dicks about it. And you know what happens to dick in art don't you? They get knocked off and replaced with tasteful leaves :)

This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Inhabitants by our very own Pitface!: Serenity and orange calm, suddenly shot through with the energy of a tribal beat and a burping, growling rhythm! Coming together suddenly with a crescendo blast! And once more the calm returns.


Topics and shownotes

Tantz's newspost on “fixing art” - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2021/may/21/on-fixing-art/

Featured comic:
The Designersaurs - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2021/may/18/featured-comic-the-designersaurs/

Featured Music:
Inhabitants - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Inhabitants/ - by Pit Face, rated T.

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
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