A motif is a recurring element or repeating pattern either in one piece of art, or shared across different pieces and by different artists.

Motifs in spanking artEdit

 
A combination of several popular motifs in spanking art: "post-spanking corner time", "hands on head" and "bottom bared while otherwise clothed". Rendered art by Salalo, edited by Spankart.

Spanking and related punishment is a motif in art, literature and film, both as a slice of life and in adult/kinky works. However spanking art, literature and film also has recurring specific (sub-)motifs such as:

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