Should Art Gallery Have Removed This Naked Nymphs Painting?

1 February 2018, 14:46

John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs
John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs. Picture: Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery has removed a classic Waterhouse painting featuring pubescent, naked nymphs. James O'Brien wants to know if you think they are right.

John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs shows the young girls enticing a young man into the water.

The gallery has removed the painting, saying they wanted to start a conversation about how art is displayed in modern times.

In the space where the picture was, visitors can leave post-it notes saying whether they agree.

James wants to know what you think? Is this censorship, or is it an important item of our cultural history?

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