Art news

Classic Paintings Photoshopped To Reflect Today’s Impossible Beauty Standards

Before-and-after GIFs compare beauty ideals from the past several hundred years.

By Hilary Weaver - Source: http://www.psfk.com/

Created by Laruen ade for Takepart

Created by Laruen ade for Takepart


Faced with images that present a size 0 or 2 as the universal standard to attain, anyone who reads a magazine or watches TV shows tend to assume that thinner is necessarily better. However, the desire for a softer and fuller body was common before the 20th century, and even was a sign of wealth and success. Similarly, paintings from hundreds of years ago prove that expectations for women’s bodies once involved more contours.

Inspired by the beauty expectations of centuries past, Lauren Wade has gone Vogue with Renaissance paintings. The Senior Photo Editor at TakePart, Wade has reimagined how artists such as Botticelli or Raphael would have perceived of their models for their paintings, had today’s mainstream body ideals existed during Renaissance and Impressionist times.

The photo editor, whose work has been featured on The Style Network, NBC and Eye Candy, understands that what the fashion industry considers to be the body norm is not a reflection of the average woman’s body. She harkened back to Renaissance and Impressionist masterpieces to prove that natural curves are beautiful, too

Created by Laruen ade for Takepart

Created by Laruen ade for Takepart

Seed more at: http://www.psfk.com

Comments are closed.