Art According to Facebook

5 days ago, we posted a photograph of the painting “The Hesperides Filling the Cornucopia” by the Dutch painter Conelis van Haarlem from 1622.

Unfortunately, that apparently was too much for Facebook and we ended up getting banned for 3 days.

Facebook’s own community standards, states:

We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but our intent is to allow images that are shared for medical or health purposes.

and then later:

We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.

In other words, Facebook claim that they allow photographs of paintings even if these paintings depics nude figures and yet, our post was removed, our account banned and it proved impossible to reach a sensible human being at Facebook (or rather – impossible to reach a human at all, sensible or not).

We get hundreds of idiotic click bait posts every single day, but we guess that is what Facebook feel is important.  In their minds, classical art is supposed to look like this:

This might seem a trivial or petty issue, but is it?  In the 16th century (a hundred years before the painting above), Pope Pius IX literally hacked of the penises of all the Greek statues in the Vatican.  Because of that act of insanity, these days the statues appear like this:

and a treasure was lost for eternity.

The fact that Facebook censor art even though they claim they do not represents the same level of vandalism.  It is a process of dumbing down people to the lowest denominator.  Facebook might claim to be doing the right thing, but in reality that is all bs and Facebook will prefer to feed it’s users an endless amount of – mostly paid – click bait.

Please share this post.  Perhaps if enough people share this, Facebook will wake up and realize that art should not be censored.

 

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Michael Carini | The Story Of Deanne Hastings

This is the story of my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, who disappeared almost 4 years ago without a trace. Please check out the full blog post and please help bring closure to her story for her friends and family. This is the first time I have ever shared a lot of these stories and who Deanne was to me. I’ve never had difficulty sharing my own stories, but I struggled tremendously to share hers for so many reasons. I’m going to do a livestream podcast Wednesday spotlighting Deanne.

Full Story HERE

acrylicalchemy: The Story Of Deanne Hastings T…

acrylicalchemy:

The Story Of Deanne Hastings

There is only one other person I have ever allowed to write in my art journal. Read the full story behind Deanne Hastings, her influence on my work, and her disappearance below.

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Michael Carini | All Set Up For KAABOO

Michael Carini | All Set Up For KAABOO

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Michael Carini | “Just A Little Piece Of Herstory”

I love the textures on this piece, the hidden elements, and I’ve loved playing with the concept of visual poetry to parallel my #MostlyForHer pieces. My “Puzzled Hearts” are available and I also have “Puzzled Hearts Minis” that correlate with my “Beautiful Accidents” collection. Currently accepting commissions.

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And paradise was her reward for enduring a lif…

And paradise was her reward for enduring a lifetime of unbearable hell.

And though she has a dozen triggers, she took …

And though she has a dozen triggers, she took her finger off her own and placed it over the gaping hole in her heart.

Michael Carini | Mostly For Her

Michael Carini | Mostly For Her

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Michael Carini | Event prep with some extra he…

Michael Carini | Event prep with some extra helpers

acrylicalchemy: Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HE…

acrylicalchemy:

Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HER

If you like the words or the stories, please share. Want a #MostlyForHer poem? DM me or check out HERE


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If you ever wanted to share one of my stories…this would be the one. Please check out the full blog post and please help bring closure to her story for her friends and family. This is the first time I have ever shared a lot of these stories and who Deanne was to me. The story is 10 years and the making and 4 years later than it should be. I’ve never had difficulty sharing my own stories, but I struggled tremendously to share hers for so many reasons…including having to accept that she’s gone. I’m going to do a livestream podcast Wednesday spotlighting Deanne. 

Full Story HERE
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