Chapter I

Born after the awful removal of Waterhouse’s Pre-Raphaelite painting in the famous Manchester Art Gallery censorship episode (when Museum’s curator suddenly felt too “embarrassed” to show Watherhouse’s painting in the gallery), “Free the Naiads!” project addresses the inner and spontaneous female sensuality (and sexuality) and reflects on the futility of hiding or caging it. 

The project “Free the Naiads!” daydreamingly depicts the liberation of the naiads originally portrayed in Waterhouse’s painting, and is composed of several distinct chapters.

Techniques: photography.

Model: Elena Faccio.