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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Photoshopping the Classics
Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano (great name... can that be the name she was born with?) has created a series of works that comment on the media obsession with photoshopping models to look thin and flawless. She's taken famous classical nudes and made them thinner. So Botticelli's Venus gets slimmed down for the beach, as does Francesco Hayez's Venus. The New York Daily News quotes her as saying:

Art is always in search of the perfect physical form. It has evolved through history, from the classical proportions of ancient Greece to the prosperous beauty of the Renaissance, to the spindly look of models like Twiggy and the athletic look of our own time.




Categories: Art, Fashion, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Mar 06, 2012
Comments (1)
I have always found reality to be ever-so-much better than some scare-crowish ideal. The body dimensions portrayed in ads and the media as 'perfect' would, in reality, signal some serious health/psychological issues. Give me healthy and 'real' any time!!
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Wed Mar 14, 2012  at  11:52 AM
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