kristyna milde: cUMENI
aug 27, 2009
kristyna milde: cUMENI

‘venus of urbino after titian’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

czech artist kristyna milde poses barbies in the role of historical icons from famous works of art to examine
how modes of representation distort our perception of women. the series cUMENI combines two seemingly
different depictions of women: the history of european painting and modern pop culture. milde explains
‘using the historical painting as a stage, with woman represented by the the modern barbie, I want to show
the similarities between stereotypical representation in the past and the present time.’ each work features
a near perfect recreation of some of art history’s most well known paintings, only the female subjects have
been replaced with barbie dolls.

‘diana and actaeon after cesari’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

‘the naked maja after goya’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

‘sleepers after courbet’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

‘venus after velazquez’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

‘femme nue after gerome’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

‘valpincon bather after ingres’ by kristyna milde, 2008

‘batsheba after willem drost’ by kristyna milde, 2008 (digital photograph)

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