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I am not Alice
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Digital Artist, Poet, Photographer, Creative Writer.
Digital Artist, Poet, Photographer, Creative Writer.

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I post art. I write about art. In the last 10 days, 2 posts of mine have been summarily deleted, with no explanation. All my personally written introductions are gone. This is extreme censorship.

Today, I posted artwork by 4 prominent artists, centered around the theme of butterflies. My post that featured an artwork entitled: L'Amour au Papillon, painted in 1888 by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, didn't even show up. Is there an algorithm that is doing this, or a person? The painting depicts a cherub picking a butterfly off his right arm.

This painting is world renown as 'fine art', & isn't even a picture of a human being.

Now I discover that I have received a warning violation. According to your principles:

"Pornography or sexually explicit material

Google+ is not a place for pornography or sexually explicit content. Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. There are exceptions for some educational, documentary, scientific and artistic content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the content, and it is not gratuitously graphic."

This painting is not remotely sexual, & was not posted with the intention of being anything other than a comparison of artistic styles centered around a singular theme, which is quite evident, given the content within my art collection.
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A bright expanse of orange picnic spread out before us, entitled: Evocation of Butterflies, painted in 1912 by French symbolist artist: Odilon Redon. He painted the stuff that dreams are made of, with their unique twists & turns where daydreams can become nightmares. Here, we are safe. It's all bright, & everything looks like it should, in a calm before a storm.
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A charming, almost naive artwork, entitled: Putto and Butterfly, painted in 1895 by Swiss symbolist artist: Arnold Böcklin. It's as if he was painting in open air, the canvas in his lap, as the child ran by in haste to capture the scene, before it, and his paint, dried out.
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Taking a look how different artists portray butterflies, beginning with a painting entitled: Poppies And Butterflies, created in 1890 by Dutch post-Impressionist artist: Vincent Van Gogh. This particular piece was painted between the months of April & May, when Van Gogh lived in Saint-Rémy. It has a childlike quality, so fitting for fairies found at the bottom of a garden.
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Today's theme is: BUTTERFLIES

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.”

W.B. Yeats | The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats


#joinindaily +Johnny Wills #streetart #murals #butterflies #canon #sigma
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“I almost wish we were butterflies
and liv'd but three summer days -
three such days with you I could fill with more delight
than fifty common years could ever contain.”

John Keats | Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne


#nature #naturephotography #butterflies #flowers #floralphotography #canon
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Gig poster & t-shirt art for English singing songwriter: Ed Sheeran's 2015 tour, created by artist: Greg Bunbury
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Some pre-Christmas schmaltz courtesy of the latest track from English singing songwriter

:: ED SHEERAN ::

& his ideally entitled // Perfect //. Let's dance in the dark with me between your arms, as we get piste & oak (well, technically, most probably 'pine'), in a snow covered chalet, complete with red stuff, green stuff, wood, fire, lights, & not very much action. They make snow angels. Awe. Fans of K-pop will adore, & people who actually enjoy getting oversized sweaters in their stockings. Yes. I saw what I did there, & I'm not changing it.

• nJoy •
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The muse of so many artists, it also became so for: John Atkinson Grimshaw, who painted a muted: The Lady of Shalott, in 1888. Perhaps a more honest representation, that brings in the normalcy of the situation, with earth tones staying this side of the color of soil, like the fertile mind that begets sufficient horror to fertilize a plan that leads to a drastic conclusion. Death is a little sleep. It is such a graceful story that we might just forget the horror of it.

Under tower and balcony,
By garden-wall and gallery,
A gleaming shape she floated by,
Dead-pale between the houses high,
Silent into Camelot.
Out upon the wharfs they came,
Knight and burgher, lord and dame,
And round the prow they read her name,
The Lady of Shalott.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson | excerpt from: The Lady of Shalott, 1842
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A cityscape, entitled: Liverpool Quay by Moonlight, painted in 1887 by English artist: John Atkinson Grimshaw. The use of somber browns denote a certain propriety, which fits in well with the sense of business that the docks would provide. The glow of the windows allow us to follow the people walking by, illuminating the window shoppers saving their money at the expense of their desires. The detail is sufficient to place us there, to gain a feel of the city and its inhabitants, on a night we could really believe happened.
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