Retouching the classics

posted by Jason Kottke Apr 04, 2013

For his Alpha Beauties project, artist Nazareno Crea retouches paintings and sculpture from throughout history, a process which normalizes each period's ideal of female beauty to that of the present day. That is, much skinnier, with smaller noses, higher cheekbones, and larger breasts.

Alpha Beauties Mona

Alpha Beauties Venus

Similar projects: Venus and Eye of the Beholder.