Netherlands: Figurative art removed after Muslim complaints

Artist Ellen Vroegh almost fell from her chair when she was called up yesterday by Huizen municipality. Because several Muslim men had complained about her abstract paintings of half-naked women, the pieces had been removed from the municipality building where they had been displayed.

Vroegh: I feel severely discriminated! this passes all bounds. Must Dutch men now integrate in their own country? After the Nekschot affair, now you get this. Soon art will land up at the stage."


She says she's completely puzzled that the municipality ditched her after several people with objections didn't like the sight.

Vroegh says it's beyond imagination. If it would be porno.. but it's about figurative art, where the gender areas can't be seen. Only two breasts and wood as vagina.

Yesterday afternoon the municipality decided to remove the pictures from the public hall, and to hang them in one of the corridors around the waiting area. "We respect voices from society, regardless of which religious convictions people take offense to these naked women," said a municipality spokesperson.

Source: Telegraaf (Dutch), h/t CLOSER (Dutch)

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FreeSpeech said...

Cover up statues in public places. Or send those people who can't cope with civilization to a country without art.

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Anonymous said...

Recently the muslim moral squad demanded Leonardo da Vincis the Vitruvian Man over painted at a school in Sweden, a school for adults that among other things educated immigrants in Swedish and so on. The school had repainted recently and the art and paint sections have made large indoor mural replicas of famous da Vinci art.

The school obeyed and over painted the “disturbing” da Vinci. What else could they do, the offended did go on strike from the taxpayer payed education, and by the way their entire living is taxpayer subsidized.

Guess the muslim have serious problems in italy where da Vincis the Vitruvian Man is on the one €uro coins. The insensitive Greeks have a 2 €uro coin with a naked Olympic discus thrower. Can one guess that the Italians and Greeks have to scrap these coins in the name of religious sensitivity?

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Anonymous said...

It seems that Holland - like the majority of Europe - treats Muslims as if they are "Faberge eggs" : You have to be very careful with them otherwise they break.
Being as Dutchman myself and having lived in Muslim countries for a mumber of years, I find that very troublesome : Have the municipality people in Huizen read the Koran ? I suggest that they do because then they will discover that the only reason why muslims are in Europe, is to take over our country(ies) and our culture(s).
Furthermore I believe that if muslims want to live in Holland, they should adjust their habits and
accept and follow dutch culture and customs.
Please (!) wake up Huizen !