Vesanto - Rimini - Torun

Vesanto - Rimini - Toruń

Monday, 14 December 2015

eTwinning conversation about body image (FIN, IT)

On 11 December 2015, 6 students from Rimini and 6 students from Vesanto got together in eTwinning's TwinSpace and talked about body image. Here is a short summary of their thoughts.

Body image in art, media, subcultures and popular culture

Everyone was quite satisfied with their bodies but there were some insecurities with weight and height. And some would make some minor changes to their bodies if they had a chance. Italians had more tattoos than Finns. We thought they are pretty acceptable in society but we had a few concerns about their impacts in employment. Tattoos may give wrong first impression of a person and in both countries elderly judge more tattoos and piercings. Thoughts about piercings were about the same with tattoos and many had them. We also discussed about skin implants, scarification. Many thought they are a bit too hardcore. We also thought plastic surgery was okay if there is a need for a one.

Made by the students of Vesannon yhtenäiskoulun lukio

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Body image in art (Poland)

In October our students examined how the image of a beautiful body, and the images of women and men have changed during the centuries. Our art teacher gave lectures to the students including main features of every period and later on they created Power Point presentations concerning that subject. They examined changes in every art period and compared them to image of men and women depicted in Polish art.
In addition, students were also asked to paint some pictures using the knowledge gained. Nonetheless, due to the fact that this topic is not included into our students’ curriculum (therefore extremely demanding for them) with that exercise we decided to narrow the material to three main areas that is the Antiquity, the Baroque and the Modern Period in Arts. Those periods were discussed in a more datailed way. As a result many paintings showing changes into the body image occurring in those periods were created.

The Antiquity

The Baroque

The Modern Period in Arts