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When Classic Art Gets The Photoshop Treatment

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When someone mentions Photoshop today, no one even raises an eyebrow. When you look in magazines, especially fashion magazines, everyone knows that every single picture you see in there is photoshopped beyond recognition. It’s just how the advertising world works it seems. This powerful tool that is at pretty much everyone’s disposal has truly changed the world we live in. It’s a way to become more perfect, or at least that’s what people think. Where you and I see perfection, the photographer is most likely to see flaws and bring out the Photoshop software to brush it up a little just so they can feel a little bit more confident.

Some people go even further than that. If we take a look at the Greek marble busts for example, we see a whole different beauty ideal than what we see today. Back then, women and men didn’t look like sticks. They had curves even though they had muscles. Where did that ideal go, and why did we leave it in the dust? Well, there is one simple answer to that, and it is because people became more self-aware. We can’t stand imperfection, and we constantly strive to perfect the resources that were given to us at birth, sadly.

What would classic art look like if we used the Photoshop technique to make it a little bit more up to date for example? Quite different, right? Well, now you have the opportunity to check that out actually. A project called the “Venus Project,” undertaken by Anna Utopia Giordano, is certainly going to blow your mind. Gone are the aesthetics of fine art, and what’s left behind is a really bad up to date… illustration, or at least that is what it looks like to me. Nah, I am more of a fan of the original art than some of the sticks that we see as models in today’s ads and commercials. But, it’s a pretty cool look at how powerful Photoshop really is.

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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