Ever want to go back and be a part of history? Well, the Tate website has posted a video that briefly explains and exhibits Yves Klein’s (bio hyperlinked) “Anthropometries (video hyperlinked).” Through this series, Klein reconfigured the way art could be produced and examined by using the female nude NOT as the subject of painting (like Manet’s “Olympia” – below); RATHER Klein used the female body/bodies as paintbrushes to create works that appear almost primitive in form.
Barbie, a classic female figure of our century has taken a twist. Whether it is Barbie as Mona Lisa, Barbie as Starry Night, or Barbie as Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer – Barbie has been taken to a whole new level.
Here is an example of Manet’s Olympia being recreated. And Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
But people have not only been recreating Barbie’s into masterpiece’s – people have taken their own artistic freedom and turned Barbie into a rather promiscuous, and often drug addicted figurine. Is this the Barbie that we want to remember? This plastic doll who we all played with, brings back childhood memories. I don’t think the images below are reminiscent of my youth – please correct me if I am wrong. But I am not. I assure you.
These new images make it seem like Barbie needs to go to rehab! Any recommendations Lindsay?
What ever happened to innocence?