From the blog Ten apples and a flat sponge.
The image above (left) comes from the catalog of the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen, which is selling resin models of “Venus with Apple” and Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus.” Not actual 100% faithful reproductions, but rather, reinterpreted ones. Read: slimmed down.
The blog author weighs in:
Can you BELIEVE this? The catalog is full of these, the “Three Graces”, Rodin’s women, and a poor “Hebe, Cupbearer of the Gods” who looks like she’s been given silicon breast implants.
This is hilarious: it’s revisionist art history, as done by the Photoshop-happy editors of Vogue.
Full post here.
via the F-Word blog.