This year marks the th anniversary of an exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, at the Berthe Weill gallery in Paris. The exhibition, displaying a number of nude works, was too much for some and shut down within hours of its opening. The police commissioner at the time had been offended by the depiction of pubic hair. Upending traditions. To our contemporary eyes, Modigliani's hirsute women are hardly shocking, in fact their poses reveal the painter to be in thrall to elegance and classicism.
Nude art and censorship laid bare
Facebook's Nudity Rules Still Make No Sense - National Coalition Against Censorship
It was when Natalia Goncharova was first censored in Russia after being accused of charges of offending public morals and for creating pornography. Everything happened when Palazzo Strozzi, a museum located in Florence, decided to post a picture of a female nude painted by Natalia Goncharova to promote an exhibition organised by them. It is not difficult to guess that the showing would be starred by this great artist. Natalia Goncharova became one of the most relevant artists of her time; multifaced and brave, she turned into a leader of the Russian rebel futurist movement.
Facebook’s Nudity Rules Still Make No Sense
As we've pointed out before , there are some things Facebook doesn't like you sharing with others. Intimidated, I devised a strategy of bypassing their provincially narrow definition of nudity and decided to self-censor by covering my breasts particularly nipples and genitalia with black rectangles — aesthetically a distraction, but crucial to being permitted to stay in the Facebook community. I was presented with a page of thumbnail vignettes for me to check off as being expunged. But after we did that, someone at Facebook had a problem with that.
Gareth Harris. Officials at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence have re-posted on Instagram a painting of a female nude by the Russian artist Natalia Goncharova days after the social media platform withdrew a video featuring the early 20th-century image. The painting, A Model Against a Blue Background, , will be shown in an exhibition due to open at the Italian museum later this month 28 September January The controversial work is currently on display at Tate Modern in London, which is hosting the Goncharova survey until 8 September.