Mermaid Statue Causes a Stir
The voluptuous statue of a mermaid in a
square in a Puglia, southern Italy, has caused a stir for being “too
provocative”. Created by students at the Luigi Rosso art school in Monopoli, it
is yet to be officially inaugurated. It became a target of ridicule after
photos were taken and shared on social media. Marciano, the headteacher at the
Luigi Rosso art school, defended the statue, saying it was a “tribute to the
great majority of women who are curvy”. The students were tasked by the mayor
to create statues, including one on the theme of the sea.
22 May 2023 by Gillian Corba...