More art and discussion is always better than less. The removal of this or of any art work in order to engage in some sort of dialogue about the female body? Credits can be earned in various ways or, if wanted, you can buy them. I am a writer and the Waterhouse mermaid paintings inspired me for some of my stories. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.
Not because of bias of course! This is only playful in the sense that a tiresome prank, funny to no one but the prankster, is playful. Each painting selected to fill the empty space could be shown for perhaps one week. She is not Brazillian, she is really Indian of the red dot variety. Censuring artwork is not the answer, we should keep it in our mueseums, they teach us about many things, the dark side of our natures and the bright side.
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The fact that the removal of one piece of art by a man provokes such outrage shows what a long way we have to go before real equality is achieved. As a university lecturer teaching the art and literature of the fin-se-siecle, I teach this painting, which is one of my favorites. Also, this painting portrays women as seducers but in a much better light than in the past, the nymphs look innocent, sweet and at the same time knowing. Why not just remove every single painting that features the female form that you obviously find offensive for some reason and close the gallery for good! Taking it down, on the other hand, is purely parasitic. This is clearly censorship because this one picture seems to have been singled out.
This painting evokes the power of women over men, visualising a significant metaphor, the entrancing yet simultaneously empty expressions of the nymphs draws the gaze of both the viewer in the scene and the viewer in the gallery. You say this was intended to start a discussion, not as censorship, and I accept that that was the intent. People are engaging in discussion. All tastes within the law have equal validity. Has it ever crossed what passes for your mind that people may have come a long way to see this beautiful painting? Located a few blocks from the heart of Logan Square, The Owl is an all night destination with a friendly, knowledgeable staff, offering the best in craft beer, cocktails and wine.