With the simple goal of bringing women back into art history, French artist Catherine Théry has created a satirical mashup of epic proportions… Barbie reimagined in some of the world’s most famous masterpieces.
Recently exhibited at Teodora, a contemporary gallery in Paris, the images depict Barbie invading iconic artworks including “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Son of Man” by René Magritte, “American Gothic” by Grant Wood, and “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo, among several others. In most of the images, Barbie has replaced a man in the original artwork.
According to the exhibition statement, the series was created to raise questions about beauty, intelligence, and women’s place in society. “Who better than Barbie, archetype of the ideal woman, to play all the roles?”
“The Two Fridas” Frida Kahlo / “The Scream” Edvard Munch
“The Creation of Adam” Michelangelo
“Lunch on the Grass” Édouard Manet
“The Son of Man” René Magritte / “American Gothic” Grant Wood