Venus: Classic Paintings With Modern Standards

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Artist Anna Giordano uses Photoshop to give us classic paintings edited for what is considered today’s cultural standards of the feminine body.

She shares, “The model of beauty has evolved through human history, from the Greek proportions of Policleto of Argos to the busty beauty of the Renaissance, leading up to the slender body of Twiggy and the contemporary athletic stars. What would have happened if the aesthetic standard of our society had belonged to the collective unconscious of the great artists of the past?”

Here’s a selection of images from Giordano’s series entitled Venus “Why goddesses are so beautiful: love and beauty in antiquity.” For more, click here.








  • Dorn

    Interesting work. But is it just my opinion, or are the original paintings more beautiful and feminine than the revised current body forms?