QUEER ART AND A DILEMMA  

spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
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12/6/2021 5:53 am
QUEER ART AND A DILEMMA

1. Keith Haring


2. Solomon Simeon


3. David Hockney


Above and below is a selection of queer art.

Queer art is art about issues, particularly gender and sexuality, relating to the so-called lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender+ (LGBT+) community and/or is art produced by the members of the LGBT+ community.

Apart from the art itself, which is often suggestive, rude and vibrant, what I like about queer art is how the word queer has been appropriated by the LGBT+ community. Once a term of abuse is increasingly used as a term of defiance, pride and celebration. However, queer art is far from new; art has always been an important site in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender+ artists have expressed themselves. It just was not called queer art.

What work of queer art do you like most?
And what work of queer art do you like least?
What advice would you give on the dilemma below?


Moving to the dilemma that recently came my way. One of my grandkids has recently started to wear nail varnish. He has even gone to school with varnished nails and is now being bullied at school because of his nails.

I am not saying he is queer - he is only nine years old, but what is interesting are the reactions of his family to him wearing nail varnish. All, except me, tell him not to wear nail varnish. A few are worried that he is gay. One uncle even said he will make sure that he does not turn out gay!

I am the only person saying that there is no problem with him wearing nail varnish and the problem is the bullying at school. I keep suggesting that his teachers should be alerted to prevent the bullying, but I keep being told I am daft!

4. Adriana Varejao


5. Salman Toor


6. Raphael Perez


7. Thomas Eakins


8. Christina Quarles


9. Doron Landberg


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
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12/6/2021 5:55 am

Queermuseu is a Brazilian exhibition of queer art. When it first opened in Porto Alegre, it was forced to shut down after Santander ended its sponsorship of the exhibition in the wake of far-right protests. The museum’s curator received over 100 death threats. After a crowdfunding campaign, Queermuseu successfully reopened in Rio de Janeiro.
There are plans to soon establish Queer Britain, the country’s first LGBT+ museum.


author51 59F  
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12/6/2021 6:23 am

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    Queermuseu is a Brazilian exhibition of queer art. When it first opened in Porto Alegre, it was forced to shut down after Santander ended its sponsorship of the exhibition in the wake of far-right protests. The museum’s curator received over 100 death threats. After a crowdfunding campaign, Queermuseu successfully reopened in Rio de Janeiro.
    There are plans to soon establish Queer Britain, the country’s first LGBT+ museum.
I wonder if Toronto or Canada itself will open up an LGBT museum here as it is, in my opinion so openly accepted here, by the majority of most people. I have a "Queer" niece, who is transitioning myself and adore her/him to bits. It is unfortunate your nephew is getting bullied and it is up to the teachers and school that any form of bullying for one and all of it's students is not tolerated at all. Love the "Queer" artwork but I think the last one is my favourite. That is my own favourite position though..lol. xoxo

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TicklePlease 54F  
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12/6/2021 6:33 am

I love the colors and movement in the Raphael Perez painting, I'll have to look for more of him thank you!

I agree with you that it's far more important to stop the bullying that it is to worry about the sexual effects of nail varnish.


EnigmaInitiative 53F
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12/6/2021 7:30 am

What work of queer art do you like most?

I'm into more abstract art, so Doron Landberg for me.

And what work of queer art do you like least?

Art is so subjective, I can see the beauty in all of them.

What advice would you give on the dilemma below?

That story made me sad. I know at least two straight men who varnish their nails. Sadly, children are far more cruel and easily affected by what's happening at your grandson's school. And, call it what it is..bullying.

Gender norms are changing. Straight men are wearing skirts and nail varnish. People need to learn to accept that the world is changing around them and get with the program.

I say stick to your guns and the bullying is the problem.

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pal334 67M  
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12/6/2021 7:35 am


What work of queer art do you like most? None of it
And what work of queer art do you like least? I do not look at it
What advice would you give on the dilemma below? I am staying away so have none


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smartasswoman 64F  
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12/6/2021 7:51 am

Ugh, I really feel for your grandson. Wearing nail polish is such a harmless little experiment and then to be bullied and have only one family member supporting him…

Like someone else said, my perception has been that kids these days are more accepting of alternative styles, but I guess it only takes a few to bully.

#5 is kind of fun because it looks like a painting from long ago, but then you notice the Apple laptop…perhaps he is relaxing after jerking off to some porn, lol.


Tmptrzz 59F  
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12/6/2021 8:07 am

This is some very interesting art you have shared with us I didn't even know it existed until now. I think it is quite unique and looks like the Artists here have great skills.

Thanks for sharing it with us, and I hope your Monday is a great start to your week..

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lok4fun500 111M  
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12/6/2021 9:34 am

...Bullying in all forms is a huge problem world wide!




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PonyGirl1965 56F
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12/7/2021 1:23 am

I'm not familiar with queer art. I like several of the ones you shared.

Bullying is wrong. I wanted my kids to be true to themselves. And I also taught them to protect themselves.
Lock doors. Walk with a buddy. Avoid things that encourage stupid people to harass or bully you.
It's not fair that we sometimes have to hide ourselves and our exploration. However if I know I will get attacked for my choice, I need to decide if it is worth it. It's wrong but I can only control me.

Let the kid wear the nail varnish. It's harmless. Maybe he can choose to only wear it at home. His choice if it is worth it to wear at school. Especially since it is already obvious that the school is NOT going to protect him. Not a good situation for a boy wanting to explore boundaries.

Not much different than a woman dressing very modestly to avoid men drooling down her cleavage. Or driving herself to meet a date. She is protecting herself and avoiding confrontation. She has to choose what is worth the attention and hassle.

Oh to live in a world where we can all just be ourselves with others accepting us. Wouldn't it be lovely?


DanielZwat1950 71M  
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12/7/2021 4:56 am

I like # 9 the best Spunky! It's amazing how many families I know that have a child, sometimes two that has openly expressed their sexual preferences and have been accepted and supported by the whole Fam. Something that would never have happed in the past. As far as wearing nail polish, I do get a few remarks from follow sailors when I walk down the dock, but their wives love it.


citizen4722 64M  
74169 posts
12/7/2021 4:14 pm

Sad to say it, but I've only heard of two of those artists. David Hockney would be my choice.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 5:59 am

    Quoting author51:
    I wonder if Toronto or Canada itself will open up an LGBT museum here as it is, in my opinion so openly accepted here, by the majority of most people. I have a "Queer" niece, who is transitioning myself and adore her/him to bits. It is unfortunate your nephew is getting bullied and it is up to the teachers and school that any form of bullying for one and all of it's students is not tolerated at all. Love the "Queer" artwork but I think the last one is my favourite. That is my own favourite position though..lol. xoxo
Doron Landberg has prduced some very hot art!
All bullying is bad, but bullying of kids is particularly bad as they are often least able to handle it.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
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12/9/2021 6:08 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    I love the colors and movement in the Raphael Perez painting, I'll have to look for more of him thank you!

    I agree with you that it's far more important to stop the bullying that it is to worry about the sexual effects of nail varnish.
My advice of telling the teachers about the bullying has been ignored.
Raphael Perez is my favourite as well. He's an Israeli painter; most of his art is just as vibrant.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
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12/9/2021 6:14 am

    Quoting EnigmaInitiative:
    What work of queer art do you like most?

    I'm into more abstract art, so Doron Landberg for me.

    And what work of queer art do you like least?

    Art is so subjective, I can see the beauty in all of them.

    What advice would you give on the dilemma below?

    That story made me sad. I know at least two straight men who varnish their nails. Sadly, children are far more cruel and easily affected by what's happening at your grandson's school. And, call it what it is..bullying.

    Gender norms are changing. Straight men are wearing skirts and nail varnish. People need to learn to accept that the world is changing around them and get with the program.

    I say stick to your guns and the bullying is the problem.
I very much like abstract art. Mark Rothko is my favourite abstract artist.
I agree with you that people need to be more acceting, though attitudes have shifted there's still a long way to go.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
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12/9/2021 6:15 am

    Quoting pal334:

    What work of queer art do you like most? None of it
    And what work of queer art do you like least? I do not look at it
    What advice would you give on the dilemma below? I am staying away so have none

Queer art, like all art, is not for everybody.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 6:18 am

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    Ugh, I really feel for your grandson. Wearing nail polish is such a harmless little experiment and then to be bullied and have only one family member supporting him…

    Like someone else said, my perception has been that kids these days are more accepting of alternative styles, but I guess it only takes a few to bully.

    #5 is kind of fun because it looks like a painting from long ago, but then you notice the Apple laptop…perhaps he is relaxing after jerking off to some porn, lol.
I think when anyone does soething different to others, it marks them out for bullying etc.
I remember many years ago when I wore an Alice band, because of my long-ish hair, to play football I was teased mercilessly. Now many footballer wear Alice bands and it has cecome a fashion accessory for many men.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 6:19 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    This is some very interesting art you have shared with us I didn't even know it existed until now. I think it is quite unique and looks like the Artists here have great skills.

    Thanks for sharing it with us, and I hope your Monday is a great start to your week..
I would love to be able to draw or paint a picture but I am no artist!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 6:21 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    ...Bullying in all forms is a huge problem world wide!
Bullying, unfortunately, is still rife. Donald Trump certainly didn't help things by going for certain minorities.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 6:22 am

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    I'm not familiar with queer art. I like several of the ones you shared.

    Bullying is wrong. I wanted my kids to be true to themselves. And I also taught them to protect themselves.
    Lock doors. Walk with a buddy. Avoid things that encourage stupid people to harass or bully you.
    It's not fair that we sometimes have to hide ourselves and our exploration. However if I know I will get attacked for my choice, I need to decide if it is worth it. It's wrong but I can only control me.

    Let the kid wear the nail varnish. It's harmless. Maybe he can choose to only wear it at home. His choice if it is worth it to wear at school. Especially since it is already obvious that the school is NOT going to protect him. Not a good situation for a boy wanting to explore boundaries.

    Not much different than a woman dressing very modestly to avoid men drooling down her cleavage. Or driving herself to meet a date. She is protecting herself and avoiding confrontation. She has to choose what is worth the attention and hassle.

    Oh to live in a world where we can all just be ourselves with others accepting us. Wouldn't it be lovely?
It would indeed be a lovely world if everyone can just do their own thing without hurting others.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 6:24 am

    Quoting DanielZwat1950:
    I like # 9 the best Spunky! It's amazing how many families I know that have a child, sometimes two that has openly expressed their sexual preferences and have been accepted and supported by the whole Fam. Something that would never have happed in the past. As far as wearing nail polish, I do get a few remarks from follow sailors when I walk down the dock, but their wives love it.
I love your painted toesnails; they will certainly promote good American-Mexican relations!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40512 posts
12/9/2021 6:25 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    Sad to say it, but I've only heard of two of those artists. David Hockney would be my choice.
I'd only had heard of Keith Haring and David Hockney before writing this post.


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