The classical art has always been somehow linked to nude paintings and there are many paintings that are only for adults. Only a certain age group should see those paintings. Recently a teacher was in Utah was fired from for showing nude painting to small children. When parents got to know that their children were shown nude paintings, they made an official complaint which turned into the termination of the accused teacher.
Read the full story on how this art teacher got fired for showing nude painting to kids.
An elementary school teacher, Mateo Rueda was recently fired for showing classical European nude paintings to children of 5th & 6th grade.
He concluded a lesson on 4 Dec by letting kids go through a set of 100 cards featuring famous artworks.
When parents got to know about it, they officially made a complaint.
When the police visited the school, the teacher was already fired.
At the request of the county deputies, the principal shredded the postcards.
Mr. Rueda informed the school authority that he was unaware that there were 4-5 postcards that had nude paintings.
The postcards also had some famous pieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers.
One of the nude paintings that created controversy was Francois Boucher’s Odalisque, an 18th-century nude art of a woman lounging.
The teacher was first contacted by the police when someone filed a pornography complaint against him. This complaint resulted in his termination from the job.
He also added that when he found that some postcards had nudity, he immediately took it back from the students.
Support for the teacher has already begun and a mother of his student posted about the teacher on Facebook. She praised his work with students.
But one mother was upset because this whole thing included her 11-year-old son. She said that Mr. Mateo told the class, ‘There’s nothing wrong with female nipples. You guys need to grow up and be mature about this.”
We hope the school and police take the right decision. Do let us know your thoughts on this in the comment down below.