Fine Arts

Leighton’s Erotic ‘Flaming June’ Both Fascinates and Irritates Art World

The painting "Flaming June" by Frederic Leighton on display at the Frick Collection from June 9 to Sept. 6, 2015. (Courtesy The Frick Collection)
The painting "Flaming June" by Frederic Leighton on display at the Frick Collection from June 9 to Sept. 6, 2015. (Courtesy The Frick Collection)

NEW YORK—”Flaming June,” the iconic painting of the Victorian era by Sir Frederic Leighton (1830–1896), has followed a most unusual trajectory. Around the turn of...




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