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Censorship of Italian Renaissance Art

My experience with censorship echoed the recent (January 2, 2017, Telegraph) story of a historian who was told my Facebook to remove a picture of Neptune in the Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna. Facebook repeatedly told me to remove an image of a nude by Titian that explained the very essence of what my blog and research is about, therefore I was given the task of looking for an image that both explained what I was setting out to do and that was basically,  more aesthetically pleasing than anything.

Censorship of Italian Renaissance Art

 

The debate about whether representations in art of nude men and women should be censored is  a topic that has stimulated much debate and continues to create dialogue between mainstream media and art historians attempting to write revisionist history in which more literal interpretations of art are favoured over histories in which the ‘genius’ is repeatedly discussed.

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