Art and sexuality. The eternal struggle has a new victim, that is Michelangelo’s scuplture (David-Apollo) marble penis, this one:
China Central Television (CCTV) censored the crotch of a Michelangelo’s sculpturein a broadcast, with a pixelous mask…
Just some weeks ago we started a facebook campaing about “art counsels” with some hilarious facebook walls images and one of them was this one:
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To tell the truth, the Chinese TV wanted to protect the sensibility of the watchers, arguing that some one could be disturbed by the vision of nudity in a sculpture, and as a national Tv maybe they were right.
The real question is another one, and a long dated one: where is the boundary between art and pornography?
When nudity can be offensive and when perceived as art?
Everyone has his/her beliefs and it is impossible to find a rule.
For example, which of this images you consider “art” and what “disturbing porno”?:
The reaction in the chinese blogosphere: