Thomas Campbell, the director the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, praised the “compelling, hypnotizing, even inspiring” elements of the piece. “And yet . . . ” he added, “I am now struggling to recalibrate my thoughts on this work because a subject that I used to regard almost as an academic premise for virtuoso sculpture—abduction scenes are, after all, common in renaissance and baroque art—seems much less academic two years after the start of the ‘Me Too’ movement.”
I was following links about Renaissance and Baroque sculpture, looking at beautiful images but you can’t hide from this inane wokesterism no matter what you do. God, I wish these creatures at least left art in peace.
How can a person – an art museum director, no less – not perceive as a sacrilege even mentioning something as inane as #Metoo in the same sentence with a work of art? These people will soon start censoring ancient Greek mythology for not promoting the latest flavor of woke orthodoxy.