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Nudity Complaints for World Famous Art on Post Cards
A Utah elementary art teacher just got fired after students saw European paintings depicting nudity ...
Art Stuff 03 Jan 2018

An Utah elementary art teacher just got fired after students saw European paintings depicting nudity in his class.
What happened? The teacher from a small place outside of Salt Lake City, said the art on postcards he distributed among the students, led to a classroom pornography complaint.
Concluding his lesson at local Elementary School, he let his students look over a set of about 100 cards featuring world famous artworks — about three or four of which portrayed nudity, he told the local newspaper.

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Alongside well-known pieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers were a few prints of works such as Francois Boucher’s Odalisque, an 18th-century partial nude of a woman lounging.
This happens just shortly after a surprising petition, gaining almost 10.000 signatures in less than a week, that asked NYC’s MET to remove a 80 years old painting by Polish artist Balthus, depicting a young girl.

Images via vam.ac.uk

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