Re: "That's not art"
In the 1970s South Africa had a government rule for distinguishing pictures of art from obscenity in the book trade. The art pictures were in hardback books - the obscene ones were in softback books.
The public library in Pretoria had a full set of the Time-Life books on photography. Pictures of naked people had neat triangles cut out to remove the breasts and pubes.
There was an infamous poster of a silhouetted couple facing each other on a beach at sunset. The poster was periodically banned - then unbanned. It all hinged on whether the censor thought the woman's outline showed she was not wearing her bikini top. The publishers were delighted - and not just with the publicity. Every time it was banned then it was illegal to possess a copy bought previously - and buyers were supposed to destroy them.
One evening my boss took me to a drive-in - along with his pre-teen children. The film had been censored to remove a brief shot of a woman's breasts - but otherwise was uncut for "General" viewing. The film? "Dirty Harry".
It was a society of violence, personal guns, and corruption in public office. Yet prudish to the point of some public swimming pools having an enforced rule of half a metre separation between men and women in the water.
The liberal Jo'burg Morning Star newspaper was delighted to quote an offended minister of the NGK church - "If God had intended for us to walk about without any clothes - then we would have been born naked".