Angelica’s Social Issue and Musee d’Orsay Blog Assignment
Social Issue– Sex Education
Sex education may also be described as “sexuality education,” which means that it encompasses education about all aspects of sexuality, including information about family planning, reproduction(theprocess of the pregnancy and childbirth), plus information about all aspects of one’s sexuality including: body image, sexual orientation, sexual pleasure, values, decision making, communication, dating, relationships, sexually transmitted infections(STIs) and how to avoid them, and birth controlmethods.
Sex education may be taught informally, such as when someone receives information from a conversation with a parent, friend, religiousleader, or through the media. It may also be delivered through sex self-helpauthors, magazine advice columnists, sex columnists, or through sex education web sites. Formal sex education occurs when schoolsor health care providers offer sex education.
The Sex Education in Taiwan
Sex education is something that is brand new in Taiwan ‘s post-repressive society, and for many senior teachers it is still a vulgar subject. Many of these teachers muddled through their own very naive youths, and they are unable to answer the kinds of in-depth questions that young kids today can pose. For example, as feminists raise high the banner of “Orgasms, not harassment!” students may ask the teacher: “What is an orgasm?” “How can you achieve orgasm?” Some teachers think these students are being deliberately provocative and give them a demerit.
The Ministry of Education’s Ho Chin-tsai says that today many parents complain that schools don’t teach their children to be diligent at the books, but teach too much trash that only “distracts” them from studying. No wonder, with the undercurrent of conservatism still flowing strong, that many teachers prefer to live by the rule “the less taught, the less trouble,” says Ho.
About the Artist
Bonnard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine. He led a happy and careless youth as the son of a prominent official of the French Ministry of War. At the insistence of his father, Bonnard studied law, graduating and practising as a barrister briefly. However, he had also attended art classes on the side, and soon decided to become an artist.
Bonnard is known for his intense use of color, especially via areas built with small brushmarks and close values. His often complex compositions—typically of sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens populated with friends and family members—are both narrative and autobiographical. His wife Marthe was an ever-present subject over the course of several decades. She is seen seated at the kitchen table, with the remnants of a meal; or nude, as in a series of paintings where she reclines in the bathtub. He also painted several self-portraits, landscapes, and many still lifeswhich usually depict flowers and fruit.
Bonnard did not paint from life but rather drew his subject—sometimes photographing it as well—and made notes on the colors. He then painted the canvas in his studio from his notes.
the title already clashes with the young woman’s posture. Her body with its tense muscles – the left foot is literally hooked on to the right thigh – belies any idea of rest or laziness. Similarly, the modest gesture of the arm across the breasts is contradicted by the spread thighs. Sinuous lines run throughout the composition, materialised by the dark shadows on the sheets still bearing the undulating line of the bodies and the heavy jumble of the bedclothes. The electric blue “smoke” drifting across the woman’s thigh and ankle and the sumptuous dark hair spread across the bed accentuate the painting’s eroticcharge.
This woman spread out for all to see after lovemaking is the epitome of unveiled intimacy, violent, passionate and sombre and, in the end, very “fin de siècle”.
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