It looks so simple. Like an exponential graph. A series of pencil line drawings; they always start at the littlest and end with the biggest.
Nudity and children
Ruth Barcan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Has anything changed in the decade since I wrote a book about nudity? What bigger issues does the seemingly frivolous topic of nudity point to today?
Who decides what kids get to read?
Recent years have witnessed a number of controversies in Australian art that circulate around childhood nudity. In Victoria, police confiscated works by Paul Yore because they contained images of children. Children have been depicted nude throughout history, most notably for religious representation but also for humorous purpose e.
That particular picture has not made it into any of the family albums; it sits in a huge, unsorted stack inside a shoebox-sized tin on a shelf. It's not that either myself or my daughter is sensitive about its content. For a while, the photo used to sit on top of the piano. But there are pictures in the tin I would be less casual about. I wonder how many other parents felt the same lurch in the pit of their stomach when they heard that newsreader Julia Somerville and her partner had been arrested when they went to Boots to collect some snaps that showed their daughter naked in the bath. I had certainly taken pictures of my children's mother, and she had taken pictures of me, with the children in the bath.