!! OMG, Venus reborn: 90s waif Venus !!

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This masterpiece painted by Alexandre Cabanel depicting the birth of Venus? Yeah, something’s wrong with it: Venus. Or rather her hips, according to our contemporary standards of beauty inflamed by the powers of Photoshop. Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano highlights this fact in Venus, a project that slims down art history’s famous nudes from Botticelli to Ingres. Rubens, for one, would have been shocked. See the rest of Giordano’s re-imagined nudes over at Flavorwire.

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