The Great COver up

2015 Oil on Italian Linen 100x120cm


Talk about double standards. 

Facebook stopped distributing the painting Domestic Goddess because it shows a stone nipple. Now let’s remember that the original 1705 sculpture on which the painting is based, Giuseppe Mazzuoli’s A Nereid, is in Washington’s National Gallery of Art and has been seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors. 

To meet the stringent social mores of the new millennium, William Henry Rinehart’s sculpture of the water nymph Clytie has been clad. Albeit with not much. 

It is probably worth noting that the painting Every Precaution also features a stone nipple. And Facebook had no problem with that one. Does anyone else think this is all just a bit odd?