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Barbie the bland takes on iconic art in the work of Jocelyne Grivaud

Yes, iconic paintings re-appropriated with a new muse… Barbie. Famous paintings have been remade starring the Mattel-doll by French artist Jocelyne Grivaud.

Stumbled across these images via the Guardian, who suggest the works explore how Barbie, I suppose as some quasi semaphore for the ideal female form compares with the models who inspired the old masters, and how the ideal female form has changed over the decades.

The most interesting thing here, if anything, is not some grandiose claim that it’s the documentation of changing female forms, and a shifting ideal (really, is anyone deeming Barbie’s ill-concealed “joints”, perma-makeup, etc. as representative of an “ideal”?) but how startlingly bland the situations are without the emotional connection of the eyes, expressed and captured.

Is it art though? And is it really saying anything?

 

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