lundi, avril 11, 2011

We're moving

The Google AdSense Team has sent me an email warning me that one of my other blogs, Old Paint, has pornography and/or adult content. As an example, they referred me to the 1932 label, in which one may find these two paintings:

I was told that unless I remove those images they can not continue to allow me to display ads on that or indeed on any other of my blogs that also contain images of nudity - which is perfectly possible, seeing as I love art.

I would have liked to contact whoever is the decider in the AdSense team, to inform him/her that neither Tamara de Lempicka nor François-Emile Barrauda were pornographers, nor did they produce anything other than quality content (not to say there is no quality porn) - but the same mind that could not tolerate the sight of these works of art understandably will also not tolerate to be contacted. They appear to be spooked by many things with no rational motive.

In this the AdSense team is not alone. For example, the team in charge of supervising the content of blogs has become sadly known for its tendency to feel upset over gay sites (including those that, like mine, are not pornographic) deleting them without justifying so to their authors - which makes perfect sense for, in truth, how does one justify a morally indefensible aversion? How does one justify a prejudice?

Seeing as it's not possible to talk to these people, nor would they understand me if I did, and they'd just get emotionally stressed for nothing if I were to do so; and seeing as I would not wish to cause any more emotional distress to people who already worry themselves so much over things that don't matter, I thought it best to simply transfer all my blogs to Tumblr, something which was very easy to do and not a bother at all.

And it's done! The new address is Beautiful Century and there I will continue to do much the same that I've been doing here. So if you've liked it so far, just follow the link.

I'd like to thank Blogger for having served me so well throughout these years and I hope those responsible for these reprehensible decisions keep taking the pills. See you soon! :)

dimanche, avril 10, 2011

Woman's portrait

Woman, originally uploaded by jerseybarb85.

samedi, avril 09, 2011

Modernist art, 1919

Click image for 1545 x 2310 size. Ilustração Portugueza, No. 721, December 15 1919.

"The Patriots at the Music-Hall", by Nevinsons, and "Action" by Boulemiche.

vendredi, avril 08, 2011

Modernist art, 1919

Click image for 1560 x 2290 size. Ilustração Portugueza, No. 721, December 15 1919.

Examples of Modernist art: a drawing published in the short-lived, but influential Portuguese magazine Orfeu; Boulemiche by A. Modigliani; and another drawing by Boulemiche.

jeudi, avril 07, 2011

Rita Diez de Oliveira, 1919

Click image for 1068 x 1508 size. Ilustração Portugueza, No. 697, June 30 1919 - cover.

Rita Diez de Oliveira, Brazillian lady licing in Lisbon, Portugal, photo by Serra Ribeiro.

mercredi, avril 06, 2011

Karl Hanns Strobl - Eleagabal Kuperus (published by Georg Müller) 1913

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