SUNDAY PAINTING

31 Oct

munchpuberty

“Puberty” 1894-5
Edvard Munch (1863-1944)
Norway

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3 Responses to “SUNDAY PAINTING”

  1. Marshall Stacks January 8, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    oh christ … bill henson territory.
    as is a painting ‘September Morn’ in Geelong Regional Art Gallery.
    The people who wanted to hang Henson obviously didn’t know about all the other paintings.

  2. Marshall Stacks January 8, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    … after a Guugle:
    ‘When Paul Chabas’s painting Matinée de Septembre, or September Morn as it was commonly called, arrived in the United States for exhibition it caused a sensation. According to legend, after seeing the painting in a shop window, Anthony Comstock, infamous antivice crusader and founder of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, ordered it removed (“There’s too little morning and too much maid,” Comstock declaimed according to one account, New York Times May 11, 1913). The seemingly innocuous painting thus ended up at the center of a debate about art and obscenity.

    In the wake of the controversy, reproductions and parodies of the painting appeared on postcards, prints, bottle openers, pins, and pennants. The image was visually alluded to in Charlie Chaplins 1917 film The Cure and continued to be referenced in political cartoons and in popular visual culture more broadly.’

  3. AC Stewart February 1, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    The people who wanted to hang Henson obviously didn’t know about all the other paintings.

    I think you could say they didn’t know about paintings full stop.

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