Who was it, that when asked, "Do you think your art is sexually exiting?" - answered, "If it isn't, I've failed miserably" (I think that was Picasso).
I suppose it is possible to produce "works" without either being involved with the subject, or deliberately avoiding emotional content ... I run across those from time to time - but - the great question: WHY? In what way are they useful?
Do they fire up imagination? - or a sense of "escape"? ... or empathy to, and displacement with, the elements in the scene?