I decided early on that there wasn’t going to be any Barbies at all in Steves life. Barbie have such an unhealthy and surrealistic body proportions and her stuff is totally useless and unreal for this photo project.
But I got an idea of a way of getting in Barbie as a cameo in famous paintings.
So I started a serie where Steve is making his own versions of famous art and where Barbie is present as a motive in the painting.
This get me to do some fun Photoshopping for his canvas. And I also had to make him a palette and a brush. The smock is made of a coat from a retro Big Jim doll I found at a flee market.
Here are the artworks Steve have “painted” so far:
1. The scream by Edvard Munch in the Barbie-version.
(read more about the original here)
2. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Barbie version
(more about the original here)
3. The birth of Venus by Sandro Boticelli, the Barbie sick body proportion version.
(read about the original here)
4. American Gothic by Grant Wood, The Barbie & Ken version
(more about the original painting here)
All of the paintings is in true 1:6 scale in the printouts for Steves paintings except for “The birth of Venus” that is originally an enormous painting 1,72 m x 2,78 m big.
Here are the posts where Steve is “making” these artworks: