Naples, 8 March 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The artist Anna Utopia Giordano has updated famous paintings of Venuses by adapting them to modern standards of beauty.
From The Birth of Venus by Botticelli to The Sleeping Venus by Gentileschi, via the Venus Anadyomene by Ingres, the young Italian artist demonstrates the evolution of society, from the Renaissance to the modern day where “to be accepted, you have to change your appearance” she explains.
The idea of this transformation came upon her last May. “I was retouching some photographs from a shoot for a friend’s book and while I was playing with the skin tones and using corrective brush strokes, I was reflecting on society, social networks and the need to be accepted”. She decided to work on the image of Venus in particular, the ultimate icon of beauty.
Hours of work with the help of Photoshop and the result is thus; slimmer waistlines, almost non-existent hips and bigger breasts, all in proportion.