Open Letter from Visit Flanders to Mark Zuckerberg about Rubens’ Breasts

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Open Letter from Visit Flanders to Mark Zuckerberg about Rubens’ Breasts

Indecent. This the word used to describe the breast, buttocks and cherubs of Peter Paul Rubens. Not by us, but by you.

Open letter from Visit Flanders to Mark Zuckerberg about Rubens’ breasts, and Facebook already answered : “We are open to discuss this”

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

Indecent. This the word used to describe the breast, buttocks and cherubs of Peter Paul Rubens. Not by us, but by you. 
The bare breasts and buttocks painted by our artists are considered by you to be inappropriate. We have noticed that Facebook consistently rejects works of art by our beloved Peter Paul Rubens. 
Even though we secretely have to laugh about it, your cultural cencorship is making life rather difficult for us. After all, we want to use your platform to promote both our Flemish Masters, as well as Flanders as the perfect place to discover their works of art. Because art lovers use Facebook too.  And becuase you have made it possible for us to reach out to artlovers on different continents. 
Perhaps it would be a good idea to meet up for coffee ?  We can then discuss how best to showcase our Flemish Masters on your platform, giving them a place that they deserve. Because, as uou probably know, art brings people together, just like social media does. 
If Peter Paul Rubens had created a Facebook account in his lifetime, he would have had an extraordinary number of people following his fan page. 
Are you willing to help us think of a solution to this problem ?  That wayn everyone in the world can marvel at the magnificent brushstrokes made by Rubens and our Flemish Masters. 
If you can, we will gladly swap that coffee for a refreshing Belgian beer. We hope to hear from you soon.
Image on top: The Three Graces, by Peter Paul Rubens, from Prado in Google Earth
 

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