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studies of women, and nature.Continue

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Started by Harry Weisburd. Last reply by Otto Rapp Jan 1, 2014.

Invisible Realities

If anyone is in London in early December perhaps you would like to come to the opening of my forthcoming exhibition at the Menier Gallery.Private View 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Tuesday 10th December…Continue

Started by Lee Allane Nov 14, 2013.

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Comment by Askush Nuk on July 28, 2018 at 8:46

Social Media censors art all the time. I have had life drawings & figurative work deleted in the past by FB and MySpace (some years ago) None of it was pornographic. Yet many other far more dodgy things, nasty things, dangerous groups, get past the censors on those platforms. 

Rubens is fighting FB:-  


And this


Video by Tourist Board 16th Century Paintings Vs 21st Century Social Media:- 


Comment by Alexandre Hypólito on January 26, 2013 at 21:58

War Games

"La Puissance de l'Histoire"


Comment by mike hinc on November 29, 2012 at 19:01

Really good post just below. Informative, insightful and well written. Thanks Lee Allane.

Comment by Lee Allane on November 29, 2012 at 18:25

Perhaps the most subtle and insiduous form of censorship is  'criteria' used by public funding bodies in assessing who does and doesn't receive public funding, exposure or support.

In the United Kingdom, for example, the Arts Council (the major public funding body) has a rigid set of criteria that dictate not only the subject matter, style and scale of the work, but also frequently the way in which the artist must approach the production and presentation of the work.

Simply producing good quality work is not enough - the artist must conform to the approved 'orthodoxy' of the funding body and more often than not this also means setting the work within the context of an unnecessarily cerebral (and frequently pretenscious)  'concept' that the funding body approves - which often includes some educational or public participation element that has little or nothing to do with art.

The result is that many artists are faced with the choice of either producing work that conforms to the funding body's requirements or accept that they will continue to find themselves excluded from any form of financial support or the opportunity to show their work in publically funded galleries.

The result of this subtle censorship is that we are moving rapidly towards a form of  'art by bureaucrat' in which the State controls the type of art that the public is encouraged (or allowed) to see.This is the modern capitalist approach to censorship - don't shoot them or throw them in gaol, just ignore them and let poverty and disillusion do the rest..

In some ways this form of censorship is more difficult to combat that the more blatent forms of creative repression. At least there was something noble and romantic about being sent to a Gulag for refusing to conform to  Stalin's Socialist Realism, but it's hard to find anything vaguely noble or romantic about apathy and neglect.

Perhaps  Elliot  was right.. this is the way that the art will eventaully go... not with a bang but with a whimper... with a pretension of polically correct bureaucrats telling  us that what we are allowed to see is the pinnacle of human creativity.... and Tracey Emin on TV....

Comment by Sadat Laope on November 17, 2012 at 16:25

please wellcome...!INDONESIA

Comment by gustavo vazquez king on May 11, 2012 at 7:19

Cuando el artista es censurado por enseñar un desnudo, " masculino o femenino ",

nos dan a entender la falta de educación cultural en todos los ámbitos, es razonable en algunos países de acuerdo a su religión " musulmanes ", en los EEUU. existen varias web de arte que te prohíben colgar en sus páginas obras de arte con desnudos totales o parciales, se entiende que tales página pertenecen a un grupúsculo de degenerados sociales, no integrados a la sociedad, eso demuestra el nivel cultural que existe en dicha cultura, " facebook " pertenece a la línea del cotilleo barato o de encuentro casual, no es extraño, es EEUU.

La figura del cuerpo humano es bella, sensual y natural, ahora si la vemos con otra óptica también se le puede ver como lasciva, hiriente y degenerada, lamento la censura cultural, es lasciva y deberíamos denunciar con nuestro poder las webs que atentan contra nuestra libertad de expresión.

Andalucía, España.

Comment by Harry Weisburd on May 11, 2012 at 5:38

Harry is a member of the Guild of Erotic Artists, UK  www.theguildoferoticartists.com

"Woman in Bikini, On Home Deck,   3D  by Harry Weisburd. Harry has won 15 awards for his 3D Art of traditionally painted watercolors that convert to 3D images with new clear lens glasses. Awarded by Artscad.com

Comment by Harry Weisburd on May 11, 2012 at 5:29

Recently Facebook deleted  art nude paintings from the Academy of Art, New York City, one of the top Art Schools in America.  The Academy threatened to sue Facebook and Facebook immediately restored deleted nude paintings images on Facebook,

Comment by Askush Nuk on January 23, 2012 at 16:22

Free Software Creator Speaks Out Against SOPA/Censorship and Copyright.

Comment by Askush Nuk on January 21, 2012 at 17:38

'Censorship in the worlds largest democracy'


UK Government requests for Google to remove content and sites on internet...




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