Skip to comments.Facebook Censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as 'Pornographic'
Posted on 02/27/2018 10:06:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
Nude statue is latest artwork to be deemed inappropriate by social media giant
Cases of art censorship on Facebook continue to surface. The latest work deemed pornographic is the 30,000 year-old nude statue famously known as the Venus of Willendorf, part of the Naturhistorisches Museum (NHM) collection in Vienna. An image of the work posted on Facebook by Laura Ghianda, a self-described artivist, was removed as inappropriate content despite four attempts to appeal the decision.
The early Stone Age statue, which depicts a voluptuous woman with prominent labia, was discovered in Austria in 1908 and is famed for its detailed carving and realism. Ghiandas post denouncing Facebooks censorship in December last year was shared over 7,000 times.
A case on Facebooks censorship of art was heard in a Paris court earlier this month. Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, a French teacher, has been trying to sue the social media giant since 2011 for closing his account after he posted a photograph of Gustave Courbets 1866 painting LOrigine du monde (Origin of the World), a realistic depiction of a womans genitals. Despite Facebook changing its policy on nudity to allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures, instances of art censorship persist.
The NHM reacted to Ghiandas Facebook post in January, requesting that Facebook allow the Venus to remain naked. There has never been a complaint by visitors concerning the nakedness of the figurine, says Christian Koeberl, the director general of NHM. There is no reason [
] to cover the Venus of Willendorf and hide her nudity, neither in the museum nor on social media.
“Woman carrying acorns?”
Sorry, not my type. Send her to weight watchers first
“Chaucer, Rabelais, Balzac!”
Don’t forget, in some societies, obesity remains a sign of wealth, good health and readiness to produce children. Many would see such an object as a Fertility Godess.
Why do people Facebook? Good grief, send a text or an email but the publicity of your entire life? Beam me up man...
Thanks nickcarraway. But no, what we really need is a return to net neutrality. /s
Ha ha! That looks like the work of that artist who drew The Family Circle years ago. Comic strips can teach you a lot about life and how people deal with each other.
Why do people Facebook?
I facebook because my kids neither text, email, nor call. They do facebook. Therefore, I must or remain out of the loop.
It also has allowed me to reconnect with some people who live far away and are from a time long ago. I enjoy that.
Why does anyone do FB?
But posting actual FACTS about the Clintons, Obamas, et al, that don't praise them all, I bet is also cause for shutting down someone's page and their ouster.
FACEBOOK. The favorite intelligence searching site for the Russians, Red Chinese, No. Koreans, Cubans, Iranians, Taliban, ISIS, Al Qaeda, MS-13 and other drug gangs and cartels, the Mafia (better than the old FOIA requests they used to locate informers so that they could kill them, and did), child molesters and killers, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other assorted enemies of America and sexual predators/criminals, not to mention some politicians.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
If you have young children or grandchildren, esp. girls, watch out for Facebook and even Twitter.
She looks sort of African
Was watching a film noir crime film (The Dark Corner - 1946) on Movies (digital broadcast free channel). They digitally blurred the boobs on a Donatello statue seen briefly in a black and white 1940s movie.
And the mark of the beast will similarly be accepted. It will be convenient
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