BJU Art Gallery

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    The "Forum for Polls" section have LOTS of comments of nudity in painting, sculpture, and photography. Since I last visited Bob Jones University in 71, I am assuming that their wonderful art collection has continued to grow.

    Could someone who actually KNOWS something about it tell me if the BJU collection contains nudity, et al? Not interested in a discussion of BJU per se, just the art.

    IF we can keep it on topic!! [​IMG]
     
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    I,ve been through the gallery and dont recall seeing any nudity.
     
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    http://rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Letter/v4n4-1.htm

    I think this is the site about BJU's art gallery and the....nude painting of the Christ\Dead Christ Mourned by Angels -- depicts Christ blatantly nude

    Cheers,

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    [ January 16, 2003, 09:33 PM: Message edited by: Jim1999 ]
     
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    I visited the site

    http://www.bjumg.org/pages/artists.html

    and didn't find that particular painting, although the selection is limited. There are some nudes (the Christ child) and some "near" nudes -- (1) there is no clothing but the body is strategically placed so that nothing untoward is showing or (2) there is clothing, but to little effect.

    I was a bit puzzled by this remark in the site Jim referenced:

     
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    Double Huhh?? Any Art Historians in the House?? :confused:
     
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    Originally posted by rsr:

    I was a bit puzzled by this remark in the site Jim referenced:



    That can't be right. The Baroque period was during the 17th century. Was there no other art in the intervening 200 years between then and the modernists? Neo-classicism? Romanticism?Impressionism?
     
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    I don't see a problem with the statement on the Baroque Art Period and it's impression it made on the art that followed. They are referring to the emphasis it has on the human form, opening a new "door" as to what is now called art. They look at this period as the beginning of allowing the naked body to be exploited. This allowed future art to call pornography "art".

    Because we have gone thru time with these paintings, and because of the effect that photography impresses on the senses today, these paintings are no longer seeming to cause us to be affected, as in stimulated, because of the lack of realisticness (if that's a word).
     
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    Jim,

    Not really. To many, exposing the amount of body this artist has done can easily be called "blatantly nude". When this painting was first exhibited, any exposure of this kind was nudity. I also feel this to be true.
     
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    I guess I don't get uptight about a lot these things, especially what is called art. I see a picture of a scene and either I like it or I don't.....the world will not end on my opinion about art...I even paid $3.00 for a piece of art once!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    You truly are one of the big spenders, or a lover of good art, Jim. [​IMG]

    My daughter has one up on you. She just brought home a painting of a landscape, but she pulled it out of the garbage. That is called "free" art. :D
     
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    [​IMG]

    My kind of art.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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