Online Classical Art to be Censored?

CBN News Reports:

When it comes to cracking down on Internet pornography, it seems that anything even remotely questionable is safe, not even works by Michelangelo or Titian. After shutting down 1,635 websites and 217 blogs in the first month of its Internet crackdown, Chinese censors have expanded their anti-vulgarity campaign to include great works of art.

Apparently works censored include:
* The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden by Masaccio
* Sleeping Venus by Giorgione
* Venus of Urbino by Titian
* Susanna and the Elders by Tintoretto
* Adam and Eve by Durer

Don’t think it can’t happen in Australia under Commissar Conroy.

Still, it wasn’t all bad:

Within 36 hours, more than two thousand bloggers had launched their own anti-anti-vulgarity campaign, creating more than 300,000 images of modified works of art. David is now more sensibly dressed in a Mao suit, and Adam has socks and a tie to give him a little more covering.

(thanks to Eileen Mahony for the link)

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One Response to “Online Classical Art to be Censored?”

  1. Sven Says:

    Why are you criticising the Chinese Government’s efforts to protect it’s people from information they don’t need? If the Chinese Government blocks a site, there’s probably a good reason for it.

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