1 Updates
David, Venus replicas scandalise Japanese town
Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

David, Venus replicas scandalise Japanese town

Feb 8 2013, 12:40am CST | by

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The pale nakedness of replicas of Michelangelo's David and the Venus de Milo have scandalized some residents of a small Japanese town, who have asked that the intimate parts of the statues be covered to "preserve their modesty".

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The pale nakedness of replicas of Michelangelo's David and the Venus de Milo have scandalized some residents of a small Japanese town, who have asked that the intimate parts...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

David, Venus replicas scandalise Japanese town

Feb 8 2013, 12:40am CST | by

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The pale nakedness of replicas of Michelangelo's David and the Venus de Milo have scandalized some residents of a small Japanese town, who have asked that the intimate parts of the statues be covered to "preserve their modesty".

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The pale nakedness of replicas of Michelangelo's David and the Venus de Milo have scandalized some residents of a small Japanese town, who have asked that the intimate parts of the statues be covered to "preserve their modesty".

The sculptures, each 5 meters tall and on public display, were unveiled last summer in the western highland town of Okuizumo and since then they have encountered the opposition of some families who feel that they are not appropriate for children, according to the daily Yomiuri Shimbun.

Even so, an official downplayed the importance of the complaints and told EFE Thursday that the authorities have no intention of covering any portions of the enormous statues.

The works stand in two public parks in the town of about 15,000 residents surrounded by baseball fields, tennis courts and a children's park, a situation that ensures that they are always in view of local youngsters.

Sculpted by Italian Enzo Pasquini, the pair of statues arrived in Okuizumo as a thank-you gift from construction mogul Kazuo Wakatsuki for his hometown. The magnate selected these two immortal works so that local children would "be close to authentic art", the daily reported.

The town's mayor said he expects that with the passage of time, the outraged residents will become accustomed to the two huge sculptures and will come to appreciate their beauty, and in the meantime they will be used for instruction purposes in the local schools' art classes.

--IANS/EFE

rd

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sydney Opera House lights up for Diwali
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) The Sydney Opera House was lit up in a vibrant orange colour to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.
 
 
Archaeologists discover lost Sphinx head in Greece
Athens, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists excavating the tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered the head of one of the two sphinxes that guard the entrance to the site which dates back to the time of Alexander the Great.
 
 
Former Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee dead
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Benjamin Bradlee, the man who turned The Washington Post into a global name and made history with the paper's coverage of the "Watergate" scandal, died at his home in Washington DC at the age of 93 from natural causes, the Post reported.
 
 
Father of British hostage John Cantlie dies
London, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who has been held captive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria since 2012, has died days after recording a video asking the captors to release his son, his family announced Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla