Monday, 11 April 2011

We're moving

The Google AdSense Team has sent me an email warning me that this blog has pornography and/or adult content. As an example, they referred me to the 1932 label, where 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.

The new address is Old Paint 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 stay on the meds. See you soon! :)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Giovanni Battista Langetti, Samson, c.1660

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Giorgio Bonelli, Papavero Negro Poppy, 1772-93

Via Still Life, Quick Heart

Friday, 8 April 2011

N. C. Wyeth, Still Life with Pipe, ca. 1910

Via Flickr:
N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth [American Golden Age Illustrator, 1882-1945]

Patriarch of three generations of Wyeth-Hurd artists, including son Andrew Wyeth and grandson Jamie Wyeth.

Oil on canvas.

Brandywine River Museum

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pia Valentinis, Strega

strega, originally uploaded by pia valentinis.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Hiroshige, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Ling Jian, Sweet Bitter, 2007

Ling Jian, Sweet Bitter, 2007, originally uploaded by kraftgenie.