?

Log in

No account? Create an account
blah...blah...blah...blah...
I told you so!
Art ratings? 
17th-Aug-2005 07:15 pm
Owl totem
A question - particularly for my fellow artists, but I'm interested to hear everybody's opinion.

The ratings that are gernerally ascribed to fanfiction - G through to NC17 - do you think the same standards should apply to art? Or should they be higher because it is a visual medium?

I ask because the picture in my icon - the full version of which you can see here - Passionate Ron/Hermione, was just labelled NC17 in a forum and, I'm sorry, but I would never have classed that pic NC17. Yes, it's suggestive, but that's it. There is no cock to be seen, no sexual act in progress, not even a breast.

Personally, I'd have rated it M (15+), just to be on the safe side. Am I too liberal? I mean, my kids have all seen this, and they range in age from 15 down to just-turned-9. They weren't horrified or traumatised by it. And, to counterpoint, none of them have seen the 'quickie' slash drawing I did for shocolate the other day, because I know that would squick them, and that one I do regard as NC17.

So what's the consensus? Would you rate this painting NC17?

And, out of interest, what would you rate this one while we're at it?
Comments 
17th-Aug-2005 06:56 am (UTC)
I am still at the point where I think art shouldn't be rated unless it's blatantly a picture of screwing/act of sex. We don't rate nudes at a museum, but as soon as this stuff goes onine it's like, "OMG... my 12 year old son saw a breast! He will obviously now rape 56456 people!"

I'm not a big fan of our rating system here anyhow. THings blow up, arms get severed off, people punch old ladies in the face-- but that's "cool" and funny. But don't let the kiddies see a boob or other genitalia. The world might end.
Also? Much love again for the breastfeeding picture. Way back when the boobie issue appeared for you, I printed that out and showed it to my la Leache league. They thought you captured it perfectly, especially the grabbing of the other nipple. Ouch.
This page was loaded Jul 16th 2019, 6:24 am GMT.