Ettore Murabito
Ettore Murabito 4 signatures

The explanation provided by the Manchester Art Gallery in regard to the removal of "Hylas and the Nymphs" is heavily sugar-coated. It's catchy to say: "We have done that to promote debate", but I don't think it's intellectually honest. Promoting debate entails showing MORE, not less.
The curators of an art gallery are the custodians of the art pieces, not their owners. Removing an artwork from the public's gaze in favour of another one (which I have to say is quite lame) under the pretext of promoting debate is a very dangerous path to walk.
I'm surprised how the gallery's curators fail to see this, and (mis-)use the otherwise commendable argument of "promoting debate" to hide/remove a piece of art that some self-righteous minds consider culturally outdated.

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