An artist inspired by the look and feel of the naked body
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Light on Skin
The hard-pressed police had to deal with an emergency in Norwich on St Valentine's day! Two people complained about a male nude oil painting on display in the window of Sinsins. Martin was told to clear all the paintings out of the window or be charged with a public order offence. This doesn't surprise me as he knew he was pushing the boundaries of public tolerance. But it always annoys me that if one or two complain then everyone has to toe their boring and prudish line. Personally I think everyone would benefit in many ways with a lighter attitude to nakedness, and such stifling of body appreciation is unnatural and unhealthy, leading to greater vices. Here's the picture that led to a police car being dispatched. Does it offend you?