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Shoulda Hired an Art Historian

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Companies around the world like to pretend they’re worldly by using beautiful works of art to advertise stupid things. 

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Here KitchenAid uses a Gustav Klimt inspired lady to show how food is art.

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Another with Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait in an ad for Keloptic glasses.  

Most of these brands were smart in how they used their art, but not everybody is! Check out Middle Earth Organics and their award-winning line of organic Italian tomato sauces:

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Aren’t these ladies lovely?! 

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We have Botticelli’s Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery on spicy tomato and roasted garlic sauce. You’d have to be FUSILLI to turn down a kiss from her!

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The Woman with the Veil by Raphael at the Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti) for the tomato basil sauce … basics, really. Darling, OLIVE you! 

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The lovely Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci at the Czartoryski Museum on the grilled eggplant sauce. She is SOBAutiful! 

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WHOA, NOW! What is happening!? We have these lovely Italian ladies with their nice portraits and then … MURDER. Here is Judith Beheading Holofernes by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio at the National Gallery of Ancient Art, Palazzo Barberini. Hopefully, Holofernes didn’t hire an imPASTA to take his place!

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It’s not like they didn’t know Judith is a bit murder-y as evidenced by their proper attribution to the painting… . I guess that’s what you get when you under-value art historians!!  Amirite, Obama? 

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By: Lauren Dare

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Lauren Dare

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