Banning artworks such as Hylas and the nymphs is a long slippery slope Here are the reader responses to the removal of Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs by Manchester Art Gallery. In case you missed the story: Manchester art gallery removes Waterhouse naked nymphs painting to prompt conversation Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed … Continue reading Banning artworks such as Hylas and the Nymphs is a long, slippery slope | Letters | Art and design | The Guardian
The sudden expansion in trade, banking and the textile industry in the late 1200s. brought an influx of labouring classes to the cities of Renaissance Italy. The Roman church, whose depictions of God were designed to control the congregation with the might and majesty of the Lord, was ill-equipped to deal with the vast numbers … Continue reading The Holy Story: The Driving Force of Renaissance Art?