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Palazzo Strozzi censored by Instagram

Censorship is an ongoing battle and social media isn’t clear of the practice. Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have consistently been at odds with the art world as artworks, particularly those featuring the nude body and more times than not, the female nude body, are removed from feeds due to their subject matter. Most […]

Uffizi director calls out Germany for stolen painting

Director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Eike Schmidt, has boldly called out Germany concerning the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944 during World War II. The artwork in question is a still-life by Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), a Dutch master, called Vase of Flowers. The painting was originally brought to […]