Friday, March 06, 2015

Pornography + Time = Art (2)

Here's another Venus -- she was a popular girl back in the day -- this one called The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Sandro Botticelli.

Or, as she is probably equally well known, Venus on the Half Shell.

This is another masterpiece from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. And yes, I put my naked eyes all over this one as well.

As I've said,  Blogger has announced that as of March 23, all blogs containing "images and videos that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity" will be banned.

While they do say they will "still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit. For example, in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts", that's some cold comfort -- it's not at all clear whether that ban will or will not include this picture. For example, if I call this "pornography" (which I clearly imply), does that remove the "artistic context" so that it will be banned and my blog taken down?

Only time will tell... And yes, I am trying to push the envelope here.