Part of the Dionysus Hall in the Hermitage
On April 7, it became known that the Hermitage had received an official complaint about the negative impact of nude sculptures on underage visitors. This was announced by the general director of the museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky.
“Once I laughed when we were told: collect all your nude sculptures … in one room and hang a sign“ 18+ ”so that our children will not be corrupted. This is already an official complaint that came to us from the official bodies, and we are responding to it, ”he said.
On April 8, the story was replenished with a detail: a complaint about nudity in the museum was sent from the government of St. Petersburg. More precisely, in Smolny they decided to send a complaint from a private person about nude sculptures in the Hermitage, which should not be seen by children.
The statement was written by an ordinary citizen, whose name was not disclosed. He was sent to the city administration, and employees of the department for work with citizens’ appeals were sent to the museum.
Video: Mikhail Piotrovsky’s commentary on the situation with nude sculptures in the Hermitage
If a person comes to a museum and perceives it as a brothel, he has big problems with the perception of art. This opinion was expressed to the correspondent of “Rosbalt” by the St. Petersburg clinical psychologist, sexologist Zoya Roset.
Let us add that some deviations are also possible among officials who give way to such slander in the cultural capital of Russia.
The story of the naked sculptures in the country’s main museum seemed symbolic for today’s Russia to social media users. It has been discussed for two days already.
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