Essay question: Two prompts available. Answer only one. 300-450 words in length only (slightly shorter than the Reaction Paper minimum length). Answers should include at least two citations to assigned reading in this course. Citations may be parenthetical or footnotes, but they must include the name of the author and a page number. 40 points
A. Examine the two images below and explain how they helped cause controversy in the culture wars. Your answer should identify the art by artist and title (if possible) and also define the basic idea of the culture wars, including how these particular images sparked a reaction.
Serrano Piss Christ.jpgMapplethorpe bondage.jpg
B. This course focuses on divided culture. Explain why artwork that challenges traditional views regarding sexuality, the body, or gender roles has sparked several culture war battles.