The Passion of Queen Victoria

Link thanks to TSO: Queen Victoria's Passion for Nudity

I'm surprised that anyone is surprised.  Just because one does not wish flagrant display of naked flesh in person in public does not mean that one cannot appreciate great art depicting the nude.  There is a considerable distance between here/now/in-person and artistic representation.  We need to get over our prejudices about the Victorian Era and begin to discover what it was really about.  Rather like our prejudices about puritans in this country.  Steampunk has gone a ways toward reexamination, but not nearly far enough.


  1. I agree Steven. Hasn't the author ever heard of Bouguereau and the popularity with which he was received? -TSO


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