by Jenni Chasteen
There’s no question that the standard of beauty has changed quite a bit since Botticelli’s day. Soft bellies, modest bosoms and round thighs have been replaced by flat stomachs, breast augmentation and skinny legs. Regardless of your thoughts on the subject, it’s pretty strange to see Venus get the same Photoshop treatment that a Victoria Secret model might get. Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano edited (and updated) 12 famous nude paintings of Venus to fit in with today’s standard of beauty. The new versions look a lot more sexual than the originals, but it seems fitting when you remember that they were considered pretty damn sexy at the time.