Updated: Sep 6, 2020
"Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art."
-- Pablo Picasso
With the blanket online clamp-down on all forms of nudity, even artistic nudity, continuing apace as surveillance capitalism improves its AI screening programs, and with recent history highlighting the dangers of unlimited free speech, the issues of censorship and surveillance are in the forefront of many discussions at the moment. Cultural attitudes to free speech vary widely around the world. Nudity in art is controversial. The starting set of collections play with the themes that have bedevilled the subject for nearly two thousand years.