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The Skinny Venus


Posted by on Thursday, April 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Dirk

Anna Giordano photoshopped classical contemporary paintings to meet todays beauty standards. At first glance these changes are just subtle ones that only turn out to be profound when we suddenly realize that we discover these paintings as they might have been seen in their time. More eloquently put (via DigitalMeetCulture):

Apart from highlighting once again the amazing possibilities of digital technologies applied to art, this job from Anna Giordano is indeed a good cue to reconsider both the subjectivity of cultural standards (in facts, ours are so different from the past ones) and the inclination of modern society and advertising companies to edit most images of feminine body in order to reach a fake perfection, corresponding to an unreachable reality.

You find some more work and more information on the project here.

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