I spent a few days at my brothers in York after Christmas and went to an exhibition at York Art Gallery of William Etty. I like to take my time at exhibitions ……. but my brother and nephew aren’t interested in Art so unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to look at the paintings properly. If you’ve ever been with anyone like that you will know what I mean – stand in front of painting for one minute or less then on to the next. We must have seen the 2 rooms in half an hour.
I can see why he was controversial in his lifetime because there was a lot of flesh on display. william etty art and controversy