Jul 23, 2018
Facebook bans Flemish paintings because of nudity
The Flemish tourist board has issued a complaint to social media network Facebook, after it removed a number of posts featuring paintings by Flemish artists for nudity, it's reported. According to Belgium's VRT News Flemish-language public broadcaster, a number of social media posts have recently been taken down that feature paintings by artist Peter Paul Rubens. "Toerisme Vlaanderen says that it has issued an open letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, saying:"We have noticed that Facebook consistently rejects works of art by our beloved Peter Paul Rubens. A number of "Paintings by Flemish Masters" exhibitions are currently underway at a number of Visit Flanders locations in northern Belgium. The Brussels Times notes that the Flemish Office has a 2018-2020 cultural plan to promote the works of Rubens, as well as other 15th-17th century Flemish painters including Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Jan van Eyck.
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