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It’s Just Skin Deep

Nudit­y without adequate aesthetic sensibility is just pornography.

It’s Just Skin Deep
It’s Just Skin Deep
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Art imitates life and sexuality is an integral part of life. Art ref­lects this aspect of life too. But how you depict it determines whether it is “art” at all or something else. I feel art is about aesthetic representations. It shouldn’t be vulgar or gross. Sexuality is a complex and broad subject which brings into its amb­it a host of other aspects including nudity. And if you want to render it aesthetically through art you have to ensure it doesn’t cross the line into vulgarity. Because that line is a very thin one—nudit­y without adequate aesthetic sensibility is just pornography.

Of course, aesthetic sensibility is an individual perspective, and is subjective. To me, excessive skin show is not aesthetic. A partially exposed body is always more appealing than fully a uncovered one because it keeps the mystery alive. As a dancer and director of dance dramas, my stage productions involve the depiction of love—various forms of it, including sex. Violence and other aberrations are also often integral to a story. But I myself...

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