Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed from a Manchester gallery? Is Picasso next?


Hylas and the Nymphs is no masterpiece.

But if it has to be removed from a gallery, will the nudes of Titian and Picasso be next?

My, what a utopia

Manchester Art Gallery says it has removed JW Waterhouse’s 1896 painting Hylas and the Nymphs from its displays “to prompt conversation”.

Yet the conversation can only really be about one thing: should museums censor works of art on political grounds?

Nem 9iThere can only be one answer if you believe in human progress.

To remove this work art from view is not an interesting critique but a crass gesture that will end up on the wrong side of history.

This censorship belongs in the bin along with Section 28’s war on gay culture and…

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