provocation, dramatization, aesthetic Vs Pornography

we immediately see the difference (between the photographic work of Mapplethorpe) and genuine pornography. Pornography is characterized by the lack of formatting; it is intended for sexual arousal. Contrarily, Mapplethorpe is aesthetic. Sexual arousal seems to be less his goal than, perhaps, provocation, and in any case, dramatization.


Mapplethorpe - Thomas - 1987

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