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The Canvas Subtracts Ten Pounds

 

New York, NY – Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just the other day I wrote an article about how celebrity photoshopping for print has gone too far, well what would happen if some of the classic female nudes in Renaissance master paintings were a lil’ less “Rubenesque.”


Botticelli’s ‘La Naissance de Venus.’

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano took Photoshop to the classics taking the modern slimming techniques that are often overused in the rags, to places they were never meant to go.


Artemisia Gentilischi’s original ‘La Venus.’ Below, Anna Utopia Giordano’s reinterpreted version.


Velazquez’ ‘Venus et Cupidon, and Vénus et Cupidon reimagined by Anna Utopia Giordano.


William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s ‘La Naissance de Vénus.’ Right, Giordano’s reinterpreted version.

Westal Richard’s ‘Le Pouvoir de Vénus’ and as reimagined by Anna Utopia Giordano.


Left, Angelo Bronzino’s Vénus, ‘Cupidon, Folly et le Temps.’ Right, a version reworked by Anna Utopia Giordano.


Alexandre Cabanel’s ‘La Naissance de Vénus’ and a version reworked by Anna Utopia Giordano.


Left, Hayez’s ‘Vénus.’ Right, a reworked version by Anna Utopia Giordano.


‘Tiziano’s Vénus d’Urbino’ and reinterpreted by Anna Utopia Giordano.

Left, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ ‘Vénus Anadyomène.’ Right, a version reworked by Anna Utopia Giordano.

Written by Cojo “Art Juggernaut”

[via NY Daily News]

About Cojo Art Juggernaut

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Artiholics, Art Sucks, and the soon to be launched podcast Artist In Repose, Cojo "Art Juggernaut" (Colin C. Jorgensen) is a NYC based artist, art writer, and occasional photographer.

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