In these last hours we say nothing: Alex Mucci and Eva Menta, two influencers known for their extreme beauty and sensuality, photographed in front of the Venus Botticelli at the Uffizi Museum in Florence They took pictures and shared them on social networks, paired with a very transparent t-shirt that showed all their curves and more. Immediate controversy, even on the part of politicians such as Alessandro Draghi, leader of the Italian Brotherhood in Florence. On the part of the influencer, however, there is no regress.
There are no written laws explaining how to visit the museum, but there may be a dress code. For example, if we consider the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and even the Vatican Gardens, only “respectable” visitors are allowed, and what “respect” means. Necklines, no tailored dresses or shorts above the knee, especially mini skirts or hats. In this case, “label” then expands to “any visible personal object and distinctive personal mark that is equally visible (such as a tattoo), and which may offend Catholic morality”.
So, despite being a museum, you act as if you are walking into a church. Likewise, to enter the Louvre, it is necessary to be dressed in such a way that Article 2 of the Visitor Regulations expressly prohibits being naked, clothed or topless, or even walking barefoot, in the halls of the museum. For the Uffizi, the situation is not too different. On site, in the visitor regulations, it is required to “dress appropriately” and avoid wearing “swimwear or revealing clothing” to visit the museum, or even a wedding dress or period costume.
After the rebellion of the two influencers, another rule was cited: “As regards photographs, pursuant to decree no. 83/2014 (article 12, paragraph 3), photographs can be taken (with the exception of works on loan for temporary exhibitions)) for personal use or study purposes, as long as you do not use flash, tripod or tripod (other). For other purposes (publication or other commercial use) specific authorization is required, in addition to payment (if applicable). Red appears to have tried to contact the Uffizi, but has not received a response.
“They can’t use Botticelli’s Venus for an indecent commercial, I find it strange that the breeder didn’t notice and a few hours later, director Schmidt didn’t get a no-no from these two sexy influencers. A worthy image,” Alessandro Draghi, head of the Italian Brothers group in Florence, wrote angrily. He added that “you enter the Uffizi according to the rules”, which means “wearing clothes appropriate to the official identity of the museum environment”, as for photos allowed only “for personal use and for study purposes”
For this Draghi believes that “the law has been violated twice: the Uffizi asked for the removal of the poles that exploited the image of Venus by Botticelli and mocked the Italian artistic heritage; there were many to wear skimpy clothes. let’s avoid doing it in the most important museums in Florence “and the Uffizi Gallery, however, did not seem to respond to the two interested parties, speaking only through the media and social networks, agreeing.
“The images were immediately flagged and the museum immediately intervened to ask Instagram to remove the unauthorized images. Apparently the two entered their jackets, with caution, and then opened them so that the stewards could not see: otherwise they would have been escorted out of the museum, as in other similar (rare) cases in recent years “, he transmits. the Uffizi Gallery.
The influencers did not delete the photo, they only archived it (so many newspapers have misspelled it): «The situation got out of hand, and it became frustrating to contain it. We decided to archive the post (temporarily) to calm things down. This is not our admission of guilt. We will continue to insist that our gesture is a creative and not a derogatory act. The post is currently only archived », write in their Instagram Stories Eva Menta and Alex Mucci, but not only. Alex Mucci’s explanation in another story is in other stories: