Modern Take on Classic Art

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Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano - famous for being outrageous - decided to experiment, using Photoshop to manipulate ancient Venus masterpieces.

Modern Take on Classic Art


Modern society has it that the lean top models we see represent the male ideal of feminine beauty, but even in the mid-20th century - think Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Russell - girly girls were much more fashionable, as indeed they had always been in earlier centuries, when famous artists wanted buxom women, small breasted, big bottoms and hips, with suggestions of a warm, soft belly on which to lay ones head.
in those days All artists represented Venus de Milo, beauty goddess, as a voluptuous siren.

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano - famous for being outrageous - decided to experiment, using Photoshop to manipulate ancient Venus masterpieces. Her aim was to transform the ancient, womanly goddess into a more modern beauty ideal, by slimming waistlines, reducing sizes of thighs and bottoms, and giving the ladies larger breasts.

She was, some might say, actually cancelling out all those old imperfections, as perceived by many modern western people, though lovers of the old masters might strongly disagree. This innovative Italian essentially turned bygone beauty icons into the big-breasted, but nonetheless waif-like women mass-marketed as ideal in modern society.

Resulting images are both stark and varied, but those wonderfully big, Rubenesque girls of old definitely do not - in my humble opinion - benefit from this make-over. Even if, to the modern eye, those ladies as painted were a bit over the top, they were certainly better than the modern ideal of thinner being somehow better.

Modern Society views on the female body mean that western women and girls often experience real problems, because they might not feel at ease when unable to match the demanding standards set by these supposed ideal shapes. Each one of these iconic art works becomes all but unrecognizable compared to the originals.

Anna Giordano, as she famously does, is perhaps simply reconsidering societal subjectivity when it comes to cultural standards, which differ so much over the centuries, but her work does quite poignantly highlight the awful truth of the inclination of advertising companies in modern society to set an unreachable reality of fake perfection, leaving most girls questioning their self-worth. The times when girly girls were fashionable were so much better, and I for one hope they soon return.

Art B

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano - famous for being outrageous - decided to experiment, using Photoshop to manipulate ancient Venus masterpieces. Her aim was to transform the ancient, womanly goddess into a more modern beauty ideal, by slimming waistlines, reducing sizes of thighs and bottoms, and giving the ladies larger breasts.

Art C

She was, some might say, actually cancelling out all those old imperfections, as perceived by many modern western people, though lovers of the old masters might strongly disagree. This innovative Italian essentially turned bygone beauty icons into the big-breasted, but nonetheless waif-like women mass-marketed as ideal in modern society.

Art D

Resulting images are both stark and varied, but those wonderfully big, Rubenesque girls of old definitely do not - in my humble opinion - benefit from this make-over. Even if, to the modern eye, those ladies as painted were a bit over the top, they were certainly better than the modern ideal of thinner being somehow better.

Art E

Modern Society views on the female body mean that western women and girls often experience real problems, because they might not feel at ease when unable to match the demanding standards set by these supposed ideal shapes. Each one of these iconic art works becomes all but unrecognizable compared to the originals.

Art F

Anna Giordano, as she famously does, is perhaps simply reconsidering societal subjectivity when it comes to cultural standards, which differ so much over the centuries, but her work does quite poignantly highlight the awful truth of the inclination of advertising companies in modern society to set an unreachable reality of fake perfection, leaving most girls questioning their self-worth. The times when girly girls were fashionable were so much better, and I for one hope they soon return.

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Artists, Females, Form, Innovation, Paintings, Photoshop, Re-Working

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mainly non-fiction articles, though I do write short stories, poetry and descriptive prose as well. Have been writing for over ten years now

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