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A 10th Grader’s Artwork Is Setting Off a Shitstorm of Ridiculous Controversy

by Michael Anthony Farley on March 25, 2016
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On March 15th, an exhibition of high school students’ artwork went up in the atrium of Denver’s Wellington Webb Municipal Building. And now a lot of grown men are crying crocodile tears about it. An unnamed 10th grader responded to an assignment to recontextualize a piece from art history with contemporary themes by combining Goya’s “The 3rd of May 1808” with the more recent “A Tale of Two Hoodies” by Michael D’Antuono. Those paintings commemorate the execution of Spanish resistance fighters by Napoleon’s armies, and the murders of African American youth by police and vigilantes, respectively.

Predictably, the #BlueLivesMatter reactionaries are out in full force to cry victim.

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New Art Student To Do List: Render All Erect Penises As Though Flaccid [NSFW]

by Paddy Johnson on April 14, 2011
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Rejoice art students! No more searching porn sites for reasonable nude model source material. Join Figures and Forms, and you’ll have access to thousands high res photos of nudes for a $100 a year. A useful service for those studying drawing — I would have used the site myself had it been around when I was last in art school — though I would have also lamented its creepiness. Advertising the availability of nudes at 2 am, Form and Figures provides at least a few images that should be treated in much the same way as porn before they make suitable classroom material.  AFC recommendation: Render all erect and semi-erect penises as though flaccid. This advice is contingent upon the teacher of course, but to be safe, we advise students err on the side of caution. Also, the chore will show off your imagination and skill with pencil and charcoal. A few top picks for new student renderings after the jump.

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