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Nudes With Eating Disorders

Magda Michalska 18 September 2016 min Read

To follow up my post about body images and body positivity, I want to show you a touching campaign from a few years ago. The well known nudes from art were remade in order to show how they would look like if they had an eating disorder. The results are incredibly moving:

Manet's Olympia

[caption id="attachment_1011" align="aligncenter" width="620"]olympia Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863, Musée d’Orsay, Paris.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1012" align="aligncenter" width="620"]manet-olympia-anad Remus Grecu, Manet's Olympia, 2009[/caption]  

Boucher's Nude

[caption id="attachment_1013" align="aligncenter" width="620"]boucher François Boucher, Nude Lying on a Sofa, (Reclining Girl), 1752, Alte Pinakothek, Munich[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1010" align="aligncenter" width="620"]boucher-nude-anad Remus Grecu, Boucher's Nude, 2009[/caption]

Ingres' Bather

[caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="620"]bather Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, The bather of Valpinçon, 1808, Musée du Louvre[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1014" align="aligncenter" width="620"]bather Remus Grecu, Ingres' Bather, 2009[/caption] The organization exhibited these new versions of artworks in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt and won awards at the London International and Cannes International Advertising Festival in 2009. Although a few years have passed since the campaign, I still find it very up-to-date. For anyone who is currently struggling with an eating disorder or have a friend who is, a place to reach out to get free help and support is ANAD, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: https://www.anad.org/.

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