Saturday, April 07, 2012

What If Women In Great Art Had Today's Bodies?

DAHLINGS -

I came across a fascinating article in the Guardian that asked the question: what if the females in great art were changed to fit today's ultra-skinny form? Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano did just that, changing the bodies from the Old Masters' portraits to today's norm.

The results are shocking! The redone paintings make it clear how unrealistic our media is and how distorted our view of women's bodies has become. Giordano's website is here.



Botticelli's Venus Before


Botticelli's Venus After

I urge you to look at Giordano's pictures (there are many others) and think about what societal norms have done to our perceptions of ourselves.



Ciao,

Elisa & Fletcher

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