Famous nude art piece removed, after hanging for 16 years in the Manchester Art Gallery. Ignorant, prudish people are still haunting art galleries and museums. Religion may be at the basis for such ultraconservative backlashes into a free and open society. Misogyny in action by influential patriarchal misfits. That’s my take.

A British museum is using Post-its as provocation. The publicly owned Manchester Art Gallery, best known for its 19th-century British paintings, is hoping to make a statement about the male gaze through the absence of an artwork. On Jan. 26, the museum allowed John William Waterhouse’s “Hylas and the Nymphs” to be removed from the…

via A UK museum tries to spark conversation by removing a painting of naked nymphs — Quartz

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