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Teaching the Painting the Human Body: The Use of Cadavers
Should students who are learning to create paintings of the human body be allowed to have the opportunity to look at and then paint human cadavers? Shouldn't art students have the same opportunity to inspect and draw the human body from the dead as medical students have such an opportunity to learn human anatomy? Should such use be publicized and people asked to donate themselves after death to be a model for an art student? Should unclaimed cadavers be used for this purpose? What is the difference between the use by an art student and that use by a medical student? Is there an ethical difference? Are there certain limits which should be set for the use of the dead by others? If so, what should they be? Many questions..can anyone write an answer? ..Maurice.