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Re: Nude Art and Christianity

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Fri, 21 Nov 1997 07:26:29 -0500 (EST)

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In a message dated 97-11-10 11:34:37 EST, mesande writes:

<< In your opinion what is the difference between nude art and
pornography? >>

Pornography debases the human form through the selling of a glossed-over
piece of artwork, be it a photo or drawing. It reduces our bodies to a
commondity to be sold for a buck on the market shelves.
Nude art celebrates the human body, including all of all it's flaws. (Yes,
there are exceptions, but not all of us hate the female form or "our Mother
figure.) The extra bit of weight, the protruding bone, the small dimple or
scar...these add character. In art, we try with all our might to duplicate,
through charcoal, paint, bronze, whatever medium, the joy of the human
body.....but we fall short, for we can't make our creation breathe. Only one
artist can do that.....

Deb Meier-Sprague
Jackson School
Batavia City Schools
Batavia, NY

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