Monday, March 26, 2012

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards”

Botticelli's The Birth of Venus as madeover by the artist Anna Utopia Giordano.
Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has been experimenting with altering classic Renaissance nudes on her computer to reduce waistlines to meet the demands of modern day weight standards in the fashion world. The results, online HERE, are both fascinating and provocative offering a unique look at our unhealthy standards of beauty and body image.

The original Botticelli Birth of Venus. Photograph: Uffizi Gallery in Florence/Corbis

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