Monday, November 23, 2009

The Discussion Continues

The discussion about nudes in art, especially in textile art, continues with members of my group. There seems to be a range of thoughts on it but I must say that if it is art, then I don't think there should be any difference between painting, prints, sculpture or textiles. It all needs to be done respectfully - but that becomes an issue when people have different ideas about what is respectful and what is titillation and what is exploitation.
However, there were a couple of links I found interesting. This one, Bid-4-a-Cause, aims to raise money for women with breast cancer and I found that even here, there were a couple there that had nude female figures. Obviously, the aim is not to titillate but to celebrate the human figure.
The other link I came across was a bit more light-hearted. It has some images that some people have found offensive but I must say that I just found them amusing. It's called What Not to Crochet. There are some hilarious items and comments on it. Some of the items make me wonder why anyone would bother! It seems some people have too much time on their hands.


parlance said...

Those poor little kids in the crocheted bathers!

This discussion reminds me of the crocheted cream cakes and buns you sometimes see in the windows of teashops. I'd rather see real cakes.

Mary said...

Parlance, I remember my mum having an enormous bag that had been crocheted. It was huge, a bit like one of the pictures on the blog, but it was all one colour, not made of granny squares.
I have to admit that I also had a crocheted poncho, that I had made, that was of granny squares. I used to wear it to the football every Saturday (in the days when the football was only on Saturdays).