I thought the French
were supposed to be the more ‘open minded’ country when it came to erotic subject matter. Alas, it seems one town in France is a bit more conservative when it comes to the female body and art in general.
Mayor Gerard Corden
of French town Neuville-en-Ferrain, has the decided the busts of The terracotta bust of Marianne (Pic) was much too busty and have demanded that Marianne’s mammaries undergo a sizable reduction. (Link to story here) The artist made the statue with large breasts to “Symbolize the generosity of the Republic.” (So I guess that means Dolly Parton is a very charitable lady?)
Yet, this is not the first time
the town council of Neuville-en-Ferraina have changed a work of art they deemed to be offensive.
- The Statue of David was ‘updated’ with a nice pair of shorts. (Pic)
- The Birth of Venus was made more discrete with a very humble style dress. (Pic)
- The painting of St Sebastian was much to gory for some. So he was given some band-aids for his ‘booboos and ouchies.’ (Pic)
- Adam’s nether region in the great painting The Creation of Adam is appropriately covered with a happy little apple. (Pic)
In Neuville-en-Ferraina, art is fine.
It should just be family friendly.