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Re: national geographic nudity

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 21:26:26 -0500

I have replied before to the discussion on nudity in these circles. And I
always feel so different for we donīt seem to have this problem. Ours is a
culture where nudity is quite a natural thing when it is appropriate and in
art it certainly is. Of course we also have the boys(it almost always is
just the boys)
that like drawing the nudes with exagerated body parts. I did something
very similar to Bunki years ago when I kept their drawings and said I would
hang them up in the special showcase for special art. It made most of it
stop. I also said I would send them home to them. Anyway I feel nudity in
art is something we as art teachers must make our students become familiar
with and teach them to treat it with respect, understand the value of it
etc. But again I cannot help wondering why there is so much problem with
this in America it really is not over here in Europe, or at least not at
all in Scandinavia.
Best regards from the far north, Rosa
P.s. We actually roll nude in the snow at times after a sauna, especially
in Finland.
By the way I love National Geographic, nudity and all.