Art: Apollo at Greenville

There was an old sculptor named Phidias Whose statues were perfectly hideous. He made Aphrodite Without any nightie Which shocked the ultrafastidious.

Last week, a replica of the famed Apollo Belvidere* was placed in the Greenville, S. C., Museum of Art. The citizens of Greenville gazed at it in dismay. Then they went home and wrote letters, begging officials to swaddle the statue because its nakedness offended them.

Such behavior may now seem frivolous and insane to all civilized persons; it would have seemed totally incredible to any Greek,...

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