In this photo taken on Thursday, July 26, 2018, visitors look at the painting "Adam and Eve" by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens in the Rubenshouse in Antwerp, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
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For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure. And now somehow, even in 2018, his Baroque paintings are still jolting the internet.Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook since they cannot promote Flemish Masters including Rubens at will for falling foul of the social media site's adult content rules and automatic censorship.The Visit Flanders tourist board even produced a mock news video where security officials prevent visitors from seeing nudity in the Rubens House museum, one even spreading his arms in front of the Adam & Eve painting, where the biblical figures are covered only by the proverbial fig leaf.D'Haen said they never get complaints from museum goers that they feel shocked when coming face-to-face with the nudity.
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