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Response to Spazito (Reply #41)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:09 PM

42. The curator said that the sculpture is meant to convey the idea that the person

 

is so concerned with their body that it is as if her head doesnt exist.

So it is a commentary on narcissim and superficiality. Seen with one's kids, those, along with the idea of healthy self image, are probably pretty important modern issues to discuss. It's probably also a good starting point for a discussion on what kinds of photographs should/should not be taken and placed on the internet.

Or we can default to the idea that any depiction of a woman's breast is automatically erotic and for that purpose only and turn off our minds to any other possibility.

If the idea that the breasts and/or nipples are somewhat ideally shaped causes an issue for some, I would point them to Greek sculptors of antiquity who tended to do the same thing with the entire bodies of both men and women. Do we need to take those sculptures out of museums because children might see them?

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