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From: Arts and Morality in Ancient and Renaissance Italy

Two hundred years after Michelangelo painted his masterpieces in the Sistine chapel, some people within the Vatican, with papal permisssion, commissioned "breeches-painters" to cover what they called "the disgusting and ungodly site of the human body."

Clearly that later episode followed artistic traditions established in Pompeii

are you kidding lief?? if the "ungodly" parts of the body were covered up, would we still be able to see one man-nipple?

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