Sunday, April 10, 2011
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