Photo Editor Photoshops Classic Paintings as If They Were in Today’s Magazines

As a the Senior Photo Editor at TakePart, Lauren Wade sees a lot of over-Photoshopped images of impossibly-proportioned models. And being as familiar as she is with the practice, she’s surprised at the amount of retouching that people are ignorant of.

So she thought she’d shed some light on the matter by taking classic paintings and applying the same sort of Photoshopping we see done to fashion models today.

From Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to the Raphael’s Three Graces, nobody was safe. Tummies were tucked, jaw lines accentuated and breasts were enlarged. We’re not sure if classic art can be considered NSFW, but here are a couple of the more SFW ones:

As Wade says in the original article, “There may be something sacrilegious in [retouching some of history’s most celebrated paintings], but the same could be said for our contemporary ideas of beauty.”

To see the rest of the versions and read the rest of what Wade had to say on the subject, head over to TakePart by following the link below. And, of course, feel free to weigh in on the Photoshop debate in the comments down below if you feel so inclined.

What If Famous Paintings Were Photoshopped to Look Like Fashion Models? [TakePart]

  • Rodrigo Abello

    This is just funny!

  • Subinoy Das

    2nd one disaster :P

  • Dylan Cyr

    I like the idea, but this guy did a really terrible job!

  • Federico Witzil

    I would like to see Botero’s.

  • ReinoldFZ .

    Well done, someday should be ordered to put a warning “the next images are shopped versions of girl photographs, don’t think they resemble reality”

    I’m not against the freedom to manipulate but against the dictatorship to misinform.

  • Sir Stewart Wallace

    Kind of a bad job, but I think this person forgot that painting was the Photoshop of its time, often painting people larger than they were as a show of wealth. So basically, he photoshopped a photoshop.

  • Rose

    Good idea; terrible execution. My 7-year old nephew works better with Photoshop

  • Cristiana Apostol

    Horrible photoshop skills and complete lack of anatomical knowledge. Sorry but in this case the idea is the only good thing about this.

  • Maree Cardinale

    Wow, you people are picky.
    Good idea, and effective outcome. Makes the point well.

  • David Vaughn

    The reason #2 looks weird is because the woman’s proportions aren’t realistic to begin with. I’ve never seen any woman with a waist that long

  • TN
  • superduckz

    Wow! Who would have guessed that hard core photoshop practitioners have too much OCD to relax and just enjoy the joke.

  • Smart Zubair

    so nyc pic