Censorship is age-old. Shadowbanning on Twitter, discrimination on Tumblr, censorship on Facebook etc., are just the latest symptoms in an ongoing battle for freedom of expression…

An exploration of the historic ties between censorship and nude art.

Source: Nude art and censorship laid bare

If you subscribe to the aphorism that sex is really about power, Ireson suggests another reason to why Modigliani’s nudes were so shocking: “These women are overtly sexual and that really connects with the way women were troubling society at the time. These pictures were made during the First World War, when more women were working, more women were living independently … there really is a social anxiety about that.”

Michael's Musings Nude art and censorship laid bare
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