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Naked Ginger Art Gone Skinny

We do love a good ginger work of art when we see one. And Venus is quite a sight to see, flaunting her redheaded nakedness in pieces of art by Botticelli, Velazquez, Cabanel, and many more.

But Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has decided to show us how these pieces would likely be portrayed today, conforming to 21st-century ideas of beauty.

And the result is quite startling. In the manipulated paintings, Giordano shows Venus a few pounds light, with her figure skinnier, and in our opinion, less healthy.


Cabanel’s original

Giordano’s reimagining


The crazy thing is, any woman would kill for Venus’ body. So Giordano makes us question society’s ideals: why do we get so hung up on the ‘perfect body’?

Venus wasn’t skinny, why should we be?

What do you think of these new images? How should modern day ideals of the female body change?


By Emma


Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.