Thursday, July 16, 2015




Westerners must not wear Kimonos?



The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has cancelled their programme which allowed museum-goers to dress up in kimonos inspired by the well known Claude Monet painting in their collection, depicting the artist's wife wearing the garment. The Museum has now apologised and stopped the popular event which caused demonstrations and was seen to be insensitive.

Monet exhibited this iconic work at the second group show of the Impressionist painters in 1876, where it attracted much attention. Large-scale figure paintings had traditionally been considered the most significant challenge for an artist. Using this format, Monet created a virtuoso display of brilliant color that is also a witty comment on the current Paris fad for all things Japanese. The woman shown wrapped in a splendid kimono and surrounded by fans is Monet’s wife, Camille, wearing a blond wig to emphasize her Western identity.

We actually see this as political correctness gone wrong and a misinterpretation of the time and history that inspired this painting. This is a celebration of the beauty of Japan not an event mocking Japanese culture. The museum has now pulled down all references to the event off their website.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stupid politically correct Liberals !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, dressing up like a painting is racially insensitive? if so, why is the painting still on display? These folks are bat-sh*t wacky.

Anonymous said...

It seems these days that if one person is offended by something, then we should all be offended!

Anonymous said...

Clearly it's all just for publicity - either the party behind the "offence" for whatever reason, or the party accidently or deliberately exploiting more attraction to the issue at hand (exhibition, product, book, film, or whatever!).

Use the Name, Luke said...

Leftists: "The cultures must remain distinct! We cannot divide and conquer if E. Pluribus Unum wins the day."

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals so stupid a vententiliquits dummy is more intellegent

Anonymous said...

Its a miracle that Madam Butterfly is still allowed.

Anonymous said...

or the Mikado