Around 19 BC, Horace advised poets both to instruct and delight their readers, in order to write proper poetry. This piece of advice is still well-known nowadays, especially in pedagogy. But isn’t it a bit restrictive for children?
After a visitor broke Jeff Koons' Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints), which was exhibited in the Nieuwe Kerk, the curator expressed his surprise about visitors touching art. In this post I argue that it is actually common practice.