Why is Art Full of Naked People?

35 min.

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Wonder of the Day #464

What Makes Art Priceless?


Art generates so many questions - what makes an object or an idea art?

Big Idea

Art is meant to make us think in new ways

View "The Naked Truth About Art"

The Book: Why is Art Full of Naked People?

Why Is Art Full of Naked People?

  • Rock art and simple figures-Are stick men art?(Not all art is realistic)

Artists: Keith Haring, LS Lowry, Alberto Giacometti

  • Sculpture and the human form-Are there ugly statues? (Art is not necessarily about perfection)

Artists: Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore

  • Displaying art-Is all art in a frame? (Art doesn't have to be in a frame)

Artists: Frida Kahlo, Piet Mondrian

Additional concepts covered in the book:

Two dimension and three dimension-
Ancient Greek art and the body-



Still lifes-


Impresssionism -


Work in progress-

Abstract art -



Inspiration and technique-

Conceptual art-

Value of art-

Judging art-

Understanding art-

Enjoying art-

Review art work from Cleveland Museum of Art's collections online:


Have kids vote on their favorite pieces of art and explain their vote.