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#MeToo Movement vs. Victorian Art

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#MeToo Movement vs. Victorian Art

Posted on February 7, 2018 by The Political Hat

     John William Waterhouse is considered a master of the Pre-Raphaelite school, a reformist art style the thrived during the Victorian era. Waterhouse’s ” Hylas and the Nymphs” has not been found to be #Problematic.

 ” The work usually hangs in a room titled In Pursuit of Beauty, which contains late 19th century paintings showing lots of female flesh.

“Gannaway [, the gallery’s curator of contemporary art,] said the title was a bad one, as it was male artists pursuing women’s bodies, and paintings that presented the female body as a passive decorative art form or a femme fatale.

“‘For me personally, there is a sense of embarrassment that we haven’t dealt with it sooner. Our attention has been elsewhere … we’ve collectively forgotten to look at this space and think about it properly. We want to do something about it now because we have forgotten about it for so long.’     :snip:   http://politicalhat.com/2018/02/07/metoo-movement-vs-victorian-art/#more-14411

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Victory Over PC Art Censorship In England Proves We Can Have Nice Things If We Try

It wasn’t religious groups, armies of homeschooling moms, or puritanical conservative activists who wanted the painting removed. It was the new puritan -- the woke activist.

 By Mary Katharine Ham

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

An art gallery in Manchester, England removed a famous painting by pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse from an exhibit in January. By February, after public outcry, it was back.

The painting is Hylas and the Nymphs, a depiction of a young man being lured into a pond by a group of beautiful, nude water nymphs. It’s certainly sexual in nature, probably a PG-13 or even R scene if one had to subject it to the ratings of the Motion Pictures Association. But it wasn’t religious groups, armies of homeschooling moms, or puritanical conservative activists who wanted the painting removed.

No, it was the new puritan — the woke activist.            :snip:  http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/09/museum-puts-non-pc-painting-back-after-public-outcry-over-censorship/

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