Art by nature is and should be inherently controversial. Those who disagree with this statement do not fully understand the purpose of art. Bill Henson, the contentious artist, who scouted St Kilda primary school for possible models, was well within the moral standards of society to do so. Firstly, the courts agreed that his work was art and ruled so. Secondly, Bill Henson had permission of the principal of the school, Ms Knight. Thirdly, the parents were also notified of what had occurred and had the right to object, and if their son or daughter had been offered an opportunity to participate in the art then it would require both parental consent and consent of the son or daughter. Moreover, the principal was trying to ensure maximum opportunity. Doesn’t this scouting in schools for talent provide opportunity for those lucky enough to be gifted?
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How does one define art? It can’t really be defined. Art has no limits and that is what makes art what it is. For example, take the......
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