Art is always interesting when it references something or someone we all know of. On the surface, the works might seem a bit kitschy but they really call for deeper interpretation. Adding a romantic sort of Etsy imperfection to realistic portraits, Christa Palazzolo transformed historical figures from their respected and untouchable images to fashionable personalities. Each face looks familiar, like one we've seen in a magazine (you can agree or disagree with what I make of each portrait). Palazzolo's oil and acrylic paintings reflect just how a model might pose for a photoshoot, sending a disturbing message of who we admire and consider our idols. Beauty is skin-deep but unfortunately, that might be all one needs to succeed.
This would be Lara Stone if the skinny pressure got really bad and she actually lost weight.
Okay, someone remind me who Mary Magdalene is...I remember her name from The Da Vinci Code. She sort of looks like Eugenia Mandzhieva here.
THAT IS SO LILY COLE! And they're both British so the resemblance makes even more sense!
Uh, I don't know, does anyone read Playboy? Also, Madame Curie must be rolling in her grave in response to this.
Sandra Bullock!! Not a fashion model...but doesn't this look like her?
Alyona Osmanova as a redhead.
Hmm...I don't know, this gal seems like she belongs in the '40s.
This is easy...Naomi Cambell, of course! Except she looks fit to be the First Lady with that hair and coat. Also can't leave out those conservative pearl earrings.
Images: Christa Palazzolo