Der Kunst ihre Freiheit [and the scare of the nude]

A poster campaign advertising for several exhibits of modernist painters in Vienna, including major paintings by Egon Schiele, has met with astonishing censoring from the transport companies posting these advertisements. (And by Facebook, which AIs are visibly too artificial and none too intelligent to [fail to] recognise well-known works of art.) Not very surprising, given the well-known conservatism of advertising units in transportation companies, but nonetheless appalling, especially when putting these posters against the truly indecent ones advertising for, e.g., gas guzzling machines and junk food.

3 Responses to “Der Kunst ihre Freiheit [and the scare of the nude]”

  1. Is it not an advertising gimmick?

    • It started as advertising and ended up as advertising for the exhibit in Vienna, but in the middle, Schiele’s uncensored paintings were banned by the transport companies. Including London Tube.

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