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Mattel Releases New Fine Art Dolls. The DaVinci, Van Gogh & Klimt Barbies.




Recently introduced at this year's Toy Fair were three new Barbie dolls by Mattel that pay homage to some of the world's most famous artists. 14th century Master Leonardo Da Vinci, Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh and Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt have been immortalized as soon to be released Barbies. The dolls clothing, make up, hair styles and jewelry are inspired by Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Van Gogh's Starry Night and Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

Not yet in the stores, the dolls are available for pre-order at the links below.

The Da Vinci Barbie


above: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, painted from 15o3-1507



Pre-order the Da Vinci Barbie Doll here

The Klimt Barbie:


above: Gustav Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, completed in 1907




Pre-order the Klimt Barbie Doll here

The Van Gogh Barbie:


above: Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, painted in 1887



Pre-order the Van Gogh Barbie Doll here.

special thanks to Carolynn R. Whitford and Michael Williams for the above images


Also available for pre-order are the following soon to be released Barbies for 2011:

The Farrah Fawcett Barbie Doll

The Grace Kelly Barbie Doll

The Rock Hudson & Doris Day Barbie Dolls Giftset

The Frank Sinatra Barbie Doll

6 comments:

Underfloor heating said...

WOW!! such a Great job i like it and i want to more upadte information.
Thank you for post..

feefioto said...

ummm... the Mona Lisa doll should be missing eyebrows and the Klimt doll should have one disabled hand.

How do you think Sinatra would have liked being portrayed as a Barbie?

Laura Sweet said...

feefioto,
Your comments cracked me up.

The dolls are inspired by the paintings, not exact duplicates of them or the artists.

And the Mona Lisa does have eyebrows, they are just very light, as are the dolls.

As far as how "Ol Blue Eyes" would feel about being a doll? I'm sure he'd prefer to be a Broad.

kim matthews said...

Mona Lisa Barbie should be a Ken! Some art historians contend that La Giaconda was a self portrait.

plumbing supplies said...

This is amazing. I am not into barbies but seeing its resemblance with those famous artworks truly amaze. The Mona Lisa inspired Barbie is totally cool.

plumbing said...

That was a very cool way of representing different known and famous people. I rally love the idea of using dolls to fulfill this creative work. I admire you for doing this.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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