Depends on the perspective you're looking at. I've always found the contours of the female human anatomy beautiful, one of nature's breathtaking "scapes". By the least, it wasn't taken on a shitty cellphone camera in front of a mirror in the bathroom, so yes, I consider it art.
As I have also... I just see too many of these types of pics... God really took his time with the woman and to see people just to take photos of the money areas...(butt, boobs, and vag) and expected it to be consider "art". I think it is poor taste in it. I see pics that involve partial nude and full nude and are very artistic and very tasteful. I get what you are saying but i dont think it refers to this piece
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Just as you are free to express what is not art to your eyes, this person is also free to express what is art to his (or her). Deepest apologies on how I am sounding like one of those white knight asshole, but to be clear --I am not defending his reasons for calling it art, nor was I telling you that your perspective is wrong. I've gone through that phase as well, so I understand where you are coming from. But all I really have to say is what I've said earlier: It depends on how you're looking at the picture. Maybe because I have an open-mind, or maybe because it'll take more than a digital picture of some stranger's ass to get me aroused. But all I interpret this as is a living sculpture of nature. Meaning I am not seeing it as this person's art, but by nature's. In addition, the nerd inside of me felt the need to talk: To find & swoon a lady of this beauty, and have her consent to take pictures of these is fascinating already to me, regardless of that lady's demeanor.