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This Artist Recreated Male-Focused Paintings Using Barbie Dolls

 - Jul 28, 2015
References: elitedaily & boredpanda
French artist Catherine Théry created a collection of doll art that uses Barbies to recreate historically iconic paintings. By positioning Barbie dolls as iconic male characters, it encourages the audience to question the role of beauty, sexuality and feminism within society.

Catherine Théry recreated doll art and infused Barbie into scenes such as The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, Lunch on the Grass by Édouard Manet and The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. By taking such historically rich paintings and creating a modernized version, it allows viewers to see the progress that has been accomplished for sexism and gender equality.

While there is still room for improvement, these sexism-fighting paintings create a realistic view on women today. It also provides an insightful view into the past of art history and the role of women.