Mattel Releases Fine Art Barbies Based on Art History

By: Corinne Guirgis - Published: Apr 11, 2011 • References: barbie and ifitshipitshere.blogspot
At this year’s toy fair, Mattel introduced three new Fine Art Barbies that are unlike any seen before! Each one pays tribute to three of history’s most famous artists: Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt. The Fine Art Barbies’ dresses, hairstyles, accessories and makeup are a representation of famous works by each respective artist; Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

Considered to be artwork in and of themselves, the Fine Art Barbies are a playful and creative way of exposing children to history and culture at a young age. With so many modern toys incorporating an educational element, it is important for parents to see traditional toys adapting to this pattern if they are going to continue purchasing them for their children. These Fine Art Barbies are the perfect start to what will surely be an ongoing innovation.