A Brief History Of Art Censorship From 1508 To 2014

January 16, 2015 2:55 PM

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A Brief History Of Art Censorship From 1508 To 2014

Miriam Webster defines censorship as "the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and removing things that are considered to be offensive, immoral, harmful to society, etc."

The art world -- a realm populated by masterpieces often hailed for their transgressive, controversial and taboo characteristics -- regularly butts against standards of decency and good taste in the fight for freedom of expression. Throughout history works of art have been altered, silenced and even...

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