The art of it (Part 1)

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December 30, 2005

My personal interests in the erotic

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I have always had a love of film, art, history and literature, but when I first began university I had no idea of what I would take as my major. I doubt that this is uncommon, since determining what you are going to study for the next four years and then live for a greater portion of your life (certainly for more time then you get for leisure) is not exactly a one-minute decision. I began with archaeology, which was probably more due to my romantic notions regarding anthropology then anything else, but this quickly changed to Fine Art in my second term after a friend had returned from a dig in Israel with stories of the profession's horrifying tediousness. I eventually settled on the more practical film major, but of course took up communications just in case my visions of being the female version of Fellini didn’t pan out.

Due to my interests and multiple majors in school, I also had and continue to have a love for the erotic. From the vases (amphora) of antiquity to commissioned works of Caravaggio, photographers such as Helmut Newton, authors like Marguerite Duras and even the evolution of burlesque and more modern films from the lesbian nuances in any of Marlene Dietrich's movies with Joseph Sternberg, to erotic films throughout the 20th and 21st century.

However, I currently write about porn, so how does this whole topic fit with my interests in the erotic?

To be continued in Part 2

Posted by sloth at December 30, 2005 1:46 AM

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