10 classic works of art censored to accommodate Fox 5's delicate sensibilities

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Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers (1955) sold at auction for a record-breaking $179 million on Monday. In reporting this story, NYC affiliate Fox 5 News thoughtfully blurred the distinctly cubist breasts on the famous painting's abstract female figures.

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Ahhh, that's better.

As it turns out, the history of art is absolutely brimming with nipples, butts, vaginas, testicles, and other fleshy unmentionables that have no business being seen by anyone who isn't a trained medical professional.

Well, not anymore. Inspired by Fox 5, we've taken the liberty of de-smutting 10 more iconic yet family-unfriendly paintings and sculptures. Enjoy, and don't forget: your body is shameful.

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

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Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Cupid and Psyche as Children

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Gustav Klimt, Judith and the Head of Holofernes

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Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam

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Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Odalisque

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Unknown artist, Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses sœurs

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Michelangelo, David

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Unknown artist, Nursing Madonna

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Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2

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All original images via Wikimedia Commons

Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.

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