If you measure a piece of art by its controversial value, this artist's “Magic Wand” pieces of art should be considered modern masterpieces — just don't tell an art historian that.
The highly controversial series takes famed historical (mostly nude) paintings and Photoshops in vibrators (specifically, Hitachi's Magic Wand massager).
Why? You may ask. But, why not?
Though the Tumblr-born series received plenty of flak from those who find the modifications crude and disrespectful, many others consider the series a funny, thoughtful commentary on nudity and art.
Whatever your opinion, one thing is for sure: This quirky series will make you think.
Check it out below and find more (or suggest a work to be phallicized) over at Magic Wand Art History.
"The Venus of Hitachi" by Titian
"Sweet Hitachi Summer" by John Waterhouse
"Danae With Magic Wand" by Gustave Klimt
"The Creation of the Magic Wand" by Michaelangelo
"Messalina Returning with Magic Wand" by Aubrey Beardsley
"Neptune and Amphitrite (and Magic Wand)" by Jan Gossaert
"Madonna Adoring the Hitachi" by Correggio
"Danae with Hitachi" by Correggio
"Venus Hitachi" by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
"Oath of the Hitachi" by Jacques-Louis David
"Young Girl Contemplating Magic Wand" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard
"Mona Lisa with Hitachi" by Leonardo da Vinci
"Napoleon Crossing The Alps With Magic Wand" by Jacques-Louis David
"Lady Agnew of Hitachi" by John Singer Sargent
Citations: Glorious Tumblr Provides The Nudes Of Art History With The Vibrators Theyve Long Desired (Huffington Post)