As we all know, the vast majority of today's media images of women are heavily airbrushed to conform to a standard of beauty that's not just unrealistic, but simply unreal. TakePart, an activism-oriented news organization, decided to show how crazy today's representations of women have become by giving some of history's most famous classical paintings a 21st century Photoshop makeover. See the results below, and head over to TakePart to see more.
Edgar Degas, La Toilette, 1884–86
"Danaë With Eros," painted by Titian in 1544
"Grande Odalisque," painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in 1814.
Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486