lauren wade imagines paintings photoshopped like fashion models
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may 19, 2014
lauren wade imagines paintings photoshopped like fashion models


lauren wade imagines famous paintings photoshopped like fashion models
(above) jean auguste dominique ingres, grande odalisque, 1814 reimagined by lauren wade
all gifs courtesy of lauren wade

 

 

 

 

the discourse about the media’s unrealistic portrayal of female bodies through the use of photoshop retouching continues to demonstrate the unattainable beauty standard society promotes. senior photo editor for takepart.com, lauren wade has seen a fair share of digital limb lengthening and tummy tucking, bringing the photos of already-thin models up to the ‘industry standard’.of course it hasn’t always been that way.‘ she explains ‘throughout art history, painters from titian to rubens to gauguin found beauty in the bodies of women who would never fit into a size 0.‘ with this in mind, wade has taken the liquify tool to the famous ladies of renaissance and impressionist masterpieces, conforming them to the acceptable image that would suit the pages of today’s glossy magazines. rendering them in gif format, wade’s before-and-after-style images shed light on our present perceptions of beauty, and how drastically it has changed from the past.

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titian, danaë with eros, 1544 reimagined by lauren wade

what if famous paintings were photoshopped to look like fashion models?
sandro botticelli, birth of venus, 1486 reimagined by lauren wade

what if famous paintings were photoshopped to look like fashion models?
francisco goya, nude maya, 1797–1800 reimagined by lauren wade

what if famous paintings were photoshopped to look like fashion models?
raphael, three graces, 1504–1505 reimagined by lauren wade

what if famous paintings were photoshopped to look like fashion models?
paul gauguin, two tahitian women, 1899 reimagined by lauren wade

what if famous paintings were photoshopped to look like fashion models?
edgar degas, la toilette, 1884–86 reimagined by lauren wade

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