Learned, who organized the Native Pop collective, likewise inspired the Native American Body of Art movement and traveling exhibit. Learned anticipates a good crowd, if the first Native Pop event, held in July , is any indication of fanfare. The Native American Body of Art opening kicks off at 5 p. Featuring a live DJ, the event runs until 10 p. Churches, boarding schools. Native people were basically taught not to be who they were.
(Nudity warning) Indigenous people of the Americas
Photograph: Musei Vaticani The discovery of what seems to be the first European depiction of Native Americans in a fresco in the Vatican is not just a chapter in the history of two continents. It is a revelation about the origins of the nude in art. In Europe years ago, statues were throwing off their clothes. The naked human body was honoured in a revolutionary way. After more than a millennium of Christian veiling, the flesh was suddenly shown off. Michelangelo carved his statue of David , putting a colossal male nude at the public heart of the Florentine republic. Giorgione emulated him by putting nude paintings of women outdoors in Venice.