Classical Art Recreated as Barbie Art

Barbie Art: Barbie as the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Are you guys sick of seeing classical art recreated with Muppets and marshmallows and naked people [NSFW] and haute couture and windscreens? No? Good, me either (for now)!

Barbie Art: Barbie does Otto Dix

Sylvia by Otto Dix; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

French artist Jocelyne Grivaud recreates her favorite paintings with her favorite doll/muse: Barbie. Why Barbie art? I clicked the “Pourquoi?” link and found this explanation:

The whole story began one day, in November 1967, with a present, all tenderness. It was pink, vaporous and extremely delicate. With the patience of an angel, my mother had secretly knitted a dressing gown and tiny bootees for my Barbie. It seems to me there were more clothes, but these bootees, with their little pink knots on top totally fascinated me. Then I grew up. The doll vanished, but I kept in mind the elegance and grace of my Barbie as well as a little bootee deep down my secret box. One day, the idea of extending the happy part of my childhood through pictures I love took shape. Barbie is often criticized for being too blonde, too superficial, too skinny,  too “ideal marketing”, too “this” and too “that”…. My aim was to adjust this so famous profile to different emblematic representations.

Here’s my personal contribution as a birthday present to my mascot, Barbie, superimposed on the vision of artists whose work I greatly appreciate. Let me thank them all for creating such intense pictures.Many thanks to Ruth Handler for creating this dolly model that enraptured me throughout my childhood.

Barbie Art: Barbie as Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

Marilyn Dyptic by Andy Warhol; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

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Le Violon D'ingres' by Man Ray; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Le Violon D’ingres by Man Ray; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Olympia by Edouard Manet; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Olympia by Edouard Manet; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

L'evidence Eternelle by Rene Magritte; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

L’evidence Eternelle by Rene Magritte; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Girl With the Pearl Earring by Vermeer; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Girl With the Pearl Earring by Vermeer; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Bust of Nefertiti from 1345 BCE; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Bust of Nefertiti from 1345 BCE; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Vénus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud

Vénus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch; recreated by Jocelyne Grivaud