Unit 5: Discussion – Art and the Human Body

Unit 5: Discussion – Art and the Human Body


The human body is essential to how we understand the levels of identity such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. Many artists explore gender through representations of the body and by using their own bodies in their craft.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Discuss some of the factors that have motivated artists to use their own bodies in works of art. (2, 3, 4)::

Differentiate between biological sex and gender and discuss some of the ways in which identity is constructed and how that manifests in art. (2, 3, 4)

Initial Post

In each unit discussion you will have a post where you address one or more of the questions posed. A high-quality post will be:

on time


answer thoroughly

use specific examples of artwork and/or use sources including the text, and online or offline articles to support its points.


Watch the following videos.

Research and explore for other information on these artists and their artwork.

Read the discussion questions below and leave your comments using the “Reply” prompt.

Make sure you proofread your posts and cite you sources using MLA format.

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