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01 February 2018 @ 07:38 pm
boooooooooooo.  
There is probably a much more articulate response to have to this, but, nah - just booooooooo:

Gallery removes naked nymphs painting to 'prompt conversation'
Manchester Art Gallery takes down work by Waterhouse and asks public to post reactions


https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/31/manchester-art-gallery-removes-waterhouse-naked-nymphs-painting-prompt-conversation?CMP=share_btn_tw

I once wrote a story that was partly prompted by this painting (Hylas and the Nymphs), back in college... Look, it was a weird time, I was reading a lot of nineteenth-century literature, I read "The Goblin Market" for the first time, things happen. At any rate, it means I am hardly objective about Waterhouse, whom I've loved since high school. But this seems like a particularly unhelpful response to the #MeToo movement, to me.
 
 
 
Muster Marknightspore on February 5th, 2018 02:40 pm (UTC)
More Victorian than the Victorians, that's Manchester's motto!
tempestsarekind: brighter than sunflowerstempestsarekind on February 18th, 2018 10:24 pm (UTC)
Ha! It's just such an odd decision - it sounds like it did prompt conversation, but it's still weird to me.