Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Erotic Picasso

New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired this Erotic Scene (1902/3) by Pablo Picasso in 1982, but has kept it in storage. Picasso himself disowned the painting, which shows a naked woman seducing a boy. Taboo subject. Are New Yorkers ready for this? The work goes on display for the first time when a major exhibition featuring 300 works by Picasso opens on 27 April (title link).

5 Comments:

At 15/4/10, Blogger Lennard Grahn said...

looks like young Pablo's talents with the brush and palette had some bonus side effects - he could make his own pornography...

 
At 15/4/10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illegal in the UK, under the new law on drawings and paintings?

 
At 15/4/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Indeed.

 
At 15/4/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

My "Indeed" referred to Lennard's comment.

As this painting leaves much to the imagination, I'm confident it dodges UK obscenity laws. The museum claims the boy is "a man", but he looks too young to me. Strangely, the UK law doesn't attempt to punish bondage. So first tie up your victim....

It gives us a shrewd idea how Whitehall mandarins get their kicks!

 
At 20/9/11, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply straight shota for the show

 

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