barbie recreations of art classics
barbie recreations of art classics barbie recreations of art classics
jan 30, 2012

barbie recreations of art classics

‘girl with the pearl earring’ by vermeer, recreated by jocelyne grivaud image via art history guide all barbie images courtesy of the artist




french artist jocelyn grivaud has created the ‘poupée barbie’ collection to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous mattel doll. each work reinterprets a famous image pulled from photography, paintings by the masters, stills from powerful films as well as ancient sculpture in form of a barbie standing in as the protagonist. grivaud aimed to rectify the negative representation in modern media barbie received, and instead, portray the iconic doll in varied representation in order to appreciate concepts of both antiquated and modern beauty.

‘sylvia’ by otto dix right image via gunther stephan

‘olympia’ by edouard manet right image via wikipedia

‘l’evidence eternelle’ by rene magritte right image via the menil collection

bust of nefertiti from 1345 BCE right image via egyptian museum berlin

‘le violon d’ingres’ by man ray right image via getty art

‘neytiri’ by james cameron right image via take148

‘la gioconda” by leonardo da vinci right image via wikipedia

‘marylin dyptic’ by andy warhol right image via art history archive

bob dylan poster by milton glaser of pushpin graphic right image via smithsonian

guy bourdin right image via michael hoppen contemporary

‘le mépris’ film by jean-luc godard right image via julia stelzner

‘vénus de milo’ alexandros of antioch right image via art archive

  • Hmm… i saw much beautiful examples than this. > The main personages are the famous stars and all well know persons from showbiz. They pose in almost the same cloth and ambiance as in the most known paintings from different times and genres. But what i saw here is a total dystrophy of human proportion. I would say “scarry and creepy” [this doll “barbie” should be banned]

    Kuroda says:
  • LOVE it!

    Laurel @ FMB says:
  • Heerlijk fout

    Jolanda Eijkman says:
  • I’m not sure this artist has thought through what she’s trying to say, and thus, has missed the clever point that she aaaalmost could have made. And instead just makes the point: ‘Look what I can do with my dolls’.

    What a shame.

    OmiOmiO says:
  • underwhelming. the only one that gets at anything is the reproduction of the magrite. and looking at the others, I’m inclined to believe it’s more an accident and a result of magrite’s statement than any conscious desire from this person

    stephan says:
  • The makers of Barbie thank you for this art-vertisement.

    Ken says:
  • i like these – very original. however, the mona lisa one is a pre-made mona lisa barbie doll made by mattel.

    alice says:
  • “Barbie recreations of art classics” What’s Avatar doing there?

    what says:
  • Its interesting enough that we looked at all the comparisons and then felt the need to comment.
    I think the difference in proportions is scary, not just in body but in the face.
    Is it just me or did the Marilyn comparison look oddly almost the same….

    chelle says:
  • the contrast of proportions between the barbie and the real woman in the man ray one is scary.

    aydant says:
  • I think what make this interesting , is the juxtaposition , that no one else has thought of . That is creativity . And now that the idea has presented itself , of course you could probably do better ,………. or worse !

    lj says:
  • it shows that we lost our souls

    wog says:
  • ridiculous

    blah says:
  • each one of the original works of art are unique and differ from one another but the barbie art represantations are
    awfully so similar to each other! they seem to me as they are dead and as they are repeated copies.
    such a horible thing to look at.KIND OF MOULDED CREATURES THEY LOOK LIKE.

  • valentina loves this

    valentina says:
  • Avatar hasn’t earned the title classic and does not belong. But Barbie doesn’t deserve the honor either, so I guess in that, the two are matched well.

    silentsongbird says:

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