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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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The Barbie With the Pearl Earring

French artist Jocelyne Grivaud imagines B as Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe, and Venus de Milo, among others. (The images have been around for a while, but they're still cute if you missed them.) Barbie's less in control of her face than you'd want her to be, but sometimes that vacancy is part of her charm.



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Veronica Mars is smarter than me

Is it weird that I was most impressed by the accuracy of the clothing? And that all I want to do now is make tiny Barbie versions of designer outfits and cranial accessories (even though I have zero Barbies)?

backstagebethy

@Veronica Mars is smarter than me I did a project for my history of fashion class in college where I tried to make a bunch of historical Barbie clothes. Without patterns. Just bought some fabric scraps and a needle and thread. I ended up buying like 4 Barbies already dressed in appropriate clothing. Most expensive project I ever did.

nonvolleyball

I am not exactly shocked to learn that Barbie's proportions aren't exactly aligned with those of any human woman ever--but it wasn't until I saw the Man Ray homage that I realized how huge her HEAD is. holycrap.

EpWs

@nonvolleyball YES! Me too! Girlfriend would just fall over.

Decca

- Hi Barbie!
- Hi Ken!
- You wanna go for a ride?
- Sure, Ken!
- Jump in!

Craftastrophies

@Decca http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k81_KP56oL0

tortietabbie

Ah! I was just spending a lot of time yesterday looking at remakes of art, but not Barbie. Like this!

Decca

@tortietabbie Ahhh I LOVE the Mondrian suitcase!

EpWs

@tortietabbie The suitcase is the best!

tortietabbie

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher @Decca I know right! People are so clever.

nonvolleyball

@tortietabbie oh man, these are all so good & I've just spent way too much time looking at alllll of them.

MsChilePepper

@Decca I like that one, too! Although before I looked at the site, your comment made me envision that someone had painted a replica of the Mondrian on a hard-side suitcase, and I was thinking, "Gee, that's a great idea! I bet you won't see any other suitcases like that on the baggage claim carousel."

becky@twitter

i hate that barbie's eyes aren't looking at you. for me, that's the big allure to the painting. instead, she looks ashamed to even look me in the eye.

tortietabbie

@becky@twitter Also she looks sort of...evil.

wharrgarbl

@tortietabbie The smile coupled with the dead, flat eyes put me in mind of the NPH character Neil Patrick Harris plays in the Harold and Kumar films. Especially when he's transitioning from charming to feral in the third one.

teaandcakeordeath

There's a Barbie De Milo!

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