It depicts a young woman on a swing who is apparently enjoying herself and completely oblivious to the fact that their is a stranger hiding in a bush and watching her swing. This painting is called The Three Graces. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Masaccio, The Expulsion from Paradise. These rooms are all associated with what in academic terms we call elite sociability, but we could more prosaically call partying. Venus has it all; the body, the guy, the crown, the view.
Yet we take s choolchildren to these galleries to look at nudes and tell them off for giggling — we are teaching them ways of viewing art that were introduced in the Renaissance, but showing images that would have been out of bounds for Renaissance children and, indeed, for many renaissance women.
The Hall of Psyche is a playful space. In Greek antiquity, athletes, for example, would compete naked. Just ask its censorious enemies. Artworks could elevate this discussion to a higher level, whilst maintaining an emphasis on male potency. Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window. See that man hidden in the bushes on the left side of the canvas?