Beleagured paintings simply 'honest expressions,' says artist
Lust, Virtue painted by Bill Lutz
Bill Lutz, Shirley Gibbons
The painting "Lust' by Bill Lutz
Differing Views - The two standing figures in "Lust," one of a series of paintings by local artist Bill Lutz displayed in the Seaside Public Library, seem to be gazing in different directions, reflecting in an ironic sense, opposing community views over the appropriateness of art in public.
A local minister and members of his congregation voiced concern over two paintings, Lust and Virtue, by Bill Lutz. Nude figures are present in the paintings. The concern expressed was the paintings being hung on a wall in the children's area of the Seaside Public Library. Lutz considers the paintings expressions of emotion. The obscenity complaint was not pursued.
nudity, art work
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