Banned in Boston

This now quite famous work was “Banned in Boston.” It was then offered to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where it went on display and became a very popular work.  Study it carefully and see if you can guess why it caused such outrage in Boston that it was banned from view.

 

“Bacchante and Infant Faun” (1894) by the American artist Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937) . Read more about this work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/modl/ho_97.19.htm