Topic: Art

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends’ Clothes?

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends' Clothes?

Another day, another rad art project about gender. In an effort to explore the changing dynamics of heterosexual relationships, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte has taken some striking portraits of men in their girlfriends’ clothes. But unlike the makeup project I discussed recently, this project is more about “masculinity” (and what that even means anymore) than the daily performance expectations placed upon feminized bodies. Writes Uriarte: More »

This ‘Controversial’ Painting Of A Naked Bea Arthur Just Sold For $1.9 Million

This 'Controversial' Painting Of A Naked Bea Arthur Just Sold For $1.9 Million

Bea Arthur was a pretty cool lady. She played one of TV’s first feminist characters on All In The Family, and of course, she captured our hearts as Dorothy Zbornak on Golden Girls. She was also pretty foxy. Hence, it stands to reason that when an iconic painting of not only Bea Arthur, but Bea Arthur topless goes up for auction, the bidding war would be high stakes and fierce. More »

Artistic Genius Draws Sloth Versions Of The Major Disney Princesses

Artistic Genius Draws Sloth Versions Of The Major Disney Princesses

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney princess would look like as a sloth? What a silly question. Of course you have. As some of the cutest and sleepiest beings that evolution’s ever brought us, they are bound to occupy your thoughts quite often. Plus, if you think about it, they are basically the princesses of the animal kingdom. Big, lovely eyes? Check. Ladylike demeanor? Check. Sophisticated handle on beauty? Check. A tendency towards laziness and vanity? Check and check. Hence, I invite you to feast your eyes upon these sketches by artist/genius Phillip Light, which are aptly titled “Disney’s Sloth Princesses.” So sleepy. So…regal. More »

‘Alpha Beauties’ Art Series Retouches Classic Paintings To Make Them Fit Modern Beauty Standards

'Alpha Beauties' Art Series Retouches Classic Paintings To Make Them Fit Modern Beauty Standards

Will we ever get tired of looking at classic paintings of beautiful women Photoshopped to look fashion model thin? I don’t think so! In a similar vein to Anna Utopia Giordano‘s nifty series of photoshopped paintings, artist Nazareno Crea has produced a series called “Alpha Beauties” for which he retouched the subjects of the great paintings of yore to fit our modern standards of beauty: high cheekbones, big eyes, narrow hips, and skinny, skinny, skinny. Looking through them, I find the effect to be downright uncanny, so I’m judging his work to be effective. I realize it’s not a new practice to point out how arbitrary our cultural standards of beauty are; feminist artists have been doing it since the 1970s. But as those standards continue to hammer us every day, it’s still nice to have a reminder once in a while. Look through these side-by-side comparisons of his images with the original paintings and see if you don’t agree; there are lots more to be found on Crea’s website. More »

Comic Book Artist Envisions What Fully Clothed Female Superheroes Would Look Like

Comic Book Artist Envisions What Fully Clothed Female Superheroes Would Look Like

Have you ever wondered what various female superheroes would look like in outfits that covered more than their bathing suit places? Personally, I have not, because I am a disgusting perv who wants all fictional characters to be as naked as possible at all times. But apparently I’m in the minority, as a series of drawings of fully clothed superheroines by comic book/webcomic artist Michael Lee Lunsford is swiftly going viral on the internet. More »