Artistic Bareness Essay

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Hartt 1
Outline – Explaining Artistic Bareness to Parents.

Purpose/Thesis – There is a difference between artistic bareness and pornography.

1. Main Points

You can find artistically bare pieces throughout the ages.
What pieces fall under the category of artistic bareness? Artistic pieces such as the French painter Monet’s Luncheon on the Grass depicts artistic bareness. Other pieces that depict this include Michelangelo’s David, and many Greek sculptures such as Lacoon and his Sons and Discobolus. These pieces depict artistic bareness throughout the ages.
These nude pieces portray a message and
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The Bible warns us against the sin of lust by telling us to flee from it externally and internally. In Genesis 39: 11-12 the Bible states, “One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.” Whereas in Mathew 5:27-28 its stated, “You have heard it said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” This verse demonstrates fleeing the internal temptation of lust. On the other hand, erotic art is art that meets all the criteria for art; but is still overly sexual and isn’t considered fine art created to portray a message. Finally, there is objective nudity to prove a philosophical or religious point. An example Hartt 4 of this would be Michelangelo’s sculpture of David, which took influence from the idealized man from Greek statues, that he sculpted for the town of Florence. Florence especially liked this piece because it resonated with how the town felt about itself and how it could take on the artistic and nationally powerful giants around them. Michelangelo’s David is an objective nude painting because of how it portrays the feelings of

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