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Viewing nude women in paintings from the perspective of human rights (via english.donga.com)


“Political correctness” has become the keyword in the 21st century. The same can be said to this book “Uncomfortable Art Museum.” The book views the history of art from the perspective of political correctness.
The subtitle of the book is “The Story of Human Rights Hidden Behind the Paintings.” The book discusses human rights issues, such as misogyny, racial discrimination and discrimination against emigrants and the disadvantaged, that can be found in the paintings. The author focuses on human rights rather than artistic value, which has been the yardstick for determining the quality of paintings.

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