The Flanders Vacationer Board has written an open letter protesting in opposition to Facebook’s “cultural censorship” of adverts appearing art work by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.
The got rid of ad featured the artist’s The Descent from the Move, which shows a naked-chested Jesus.
Following the ban, the authority made a satirical video with faux investigators ushering visitors out of a museum after they looked at equivalent paintings.
Fb has not yet responded.
The letter to Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg used to be signed by means of the manager govt of Visit Flanders, Peter de Wildes, and supported through a network of museums and cultural institutions.
It reads: “The naked breasts and buttocks painted by way of our artist are thought to be via you to be irrelevant.
“although we secretly have to snort about it, your cultural censorship is making existence reasonably tricky for us.
“in spite of everything, we wish to use your platform to advertise each our Flemish masters as well as Flanders – because art fanatics use Fb too.
“If Peter Paul Rubens had created a Fb account in his lifetime, he may have had a unprecedented collection of folks following his fan web page.”
The letter asks Facebook to rethink its coverage on what is allowed to be published.
The Flanders Vacationer Board is recently attempting to attract more guests to its Flemish Grasp Project, which places the spotlight on the famous 15th Century artists within the region.
Poking fun at Fb, the vacationer board additionally posted a satirical video on YouTube appearing vacationers at the Rubens Space, in Antwerp, being ushered away from paintings featuring nudity.
In the video, fake inspectors take away those who admit to having a profile at the social network, explaining that they have to be protected “in opposition to nudity although artistic in nature, including artwork that characteristic individual body parts similar to abs, buttocks or cleavage”.
Fb does allow photographs of nude artwork on its web site however has harder regulations for advertisements which must not include nudity, or implied nudity, even supposing that may be creative in nature.