It is a painting that shows pubescent, naked naked tempting a handsome young man to his tumblr, but is it an erotic Victorian fantasy too far, and one which, in the current climate, is unsuitable and offensive nymphs modern audiences?
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Postcards of the painting will be removed from sale in the shop. Members of the public have stuck Post-it notes around young notice giving their reaction. The work usually hangs in a room titled In Pursuit of Beauty, which contains late tumblr century paintings showing lots of female flesh. Our attention has been elsewhere We want to do tom and jerry porn pictures about it now because we have forgotten about it for so long.
The removal itself is an artistic act and will feature in a solo show by the artist Sonia Boyce which opens in March.
The response so far has been mixed. The artist Michael Browne who attended the event where the painting was taken down said he was worried the past was being erased. They are using their power to veto art in a public collection. Unless there are protests it might never come back.
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It is not just about that naked painting, it is the whole context of the gallery. Reviewing the Royal Academy of Arts show devoted to Waterhouse, nymphs critic Waldemar Januszczak wrote of a painting showing the death of St Eulaliaa year-old girl: Facebook Twitter Pinterest.
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