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Facebook nudity inspectors...Patrolling Rubens House in Antwerp to protect social media users from nudity
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The Flemish Tourism Board has responded to Facebook’s relentless censorship of nudity in classical paintings by Peter Paul RubensIn the satirical video, a team of Social Media Inspectors block gallery goers from seeing paintings at the Rubens House in Antwerp.
The Guardian: Barefaced cheek: Rubens nudes fall foul of Facebook censors. “Rubens nudes have entranced those visiting the world’s great art galleries for some 400 years. 30 more words
My last two pigments in the series, for the time being at least, are two of the most ubiquitous, and both white: Lead White, which until the twentieth century was almost the only white used in oil painting, and Chalk White, used primarily to produce a brilliant white ground on which to paint, but sometimes used as a pigment in its own right. 1,041 more words
Peter Paul Rubens: The Return from War (detail), Getty Museum, Los Ángeles (2017). (This work of art is in the public domain)
The painting above by Rubens depicts two mythological Roman gods: Mars and Venus, also known as Aphrodite and Ares, in the Greek mythology. 333 more words