Flat White

Never Mind the Bollocks

4 September 2018

9:20 PM

4 September 2018

9:20 PM

A regular feature on nonsense in the media masquerading as news.

You all recall how, after the very first complaints about Harvey Weinstein were aired, the entire creation of art ceased worldwide?

What? You don’t?

But it must have happened. Look at The Sydney Morning Herald today:

Britain’s Royal Academy is to ensure its next exhibition of nudes has an equal gender split of naked men and women, as it navigates the post-Me Too era…

The announcement of its gender balance follows a period of deep crisis in the arts. Television, film, theatre, music and the visual arts have all been re-examining their treatment of women in the wake of the #MeToo revelations about sex abuse.

The academy … will have almost exact parity between male and female nudes in an exhibition of Renaissance art next year.

The decision, confirmed by Tim Marlow, the artistic director of the academy, at its new season launch on Monday, marks the first time it has introduced a gender quota for any of its exhibitions.

Deep crisis… Reexamination…

But perhaps the geniuses of the Renaissance got in before us?

Why, perhaps that why the cock on the statue of David is so small — fears of rape culture.

Got something to add? Join the discussion and comment below.

 


Show comments
Close