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[teacherartexchange] Response to post re High Schools/nudity

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ejb35_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Dec 18 2007 - 17:39:51 PST


Thanks to Jean for the post, however public nudity and permission to
photograph are not the directions I intended for people to respond
to in my original query.

I am interested to know how we teach about nudity in art, especially
at the high school and college level.

I guess most people have heard about the photographer who gathers
people together at different venues and photographs them. Spencer
Tunick's work is published and there is informed consent of his
subjects.

RE permission for those who are interested, in the U.S. if you are
out in public in whatever state, the law says you can be
photographed. While there has been a call for restrictions, so far
no regulations or laws have been passed limiting photographers,
though some have been stopped photographing public buildings and
structures like bridges, in light of Homeland Security.

Anyway, those who teach using art history images that contain
nudity, high school and older, do respond if you have ideas. Lately
I have heard fromt teachers who are no longer including such art
history images. My original post asked if people had changed what
and how they taught in the last decade since I started to keep
track through the Getty etc.

Jane in Brooklyn

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