Pinup Art

Discussion in 'WWII' started by SHOOTER13, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Silver Dollar

    Silver Dollar Practically Family

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    Wow, those are great. Vargas' early work is just as good as his later work. His style is definitely there.
     
  2. The Lonely Navigator

    The Lonely Navigator Practically Family

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    Yep - I thought so too. :)

    I did a Google search "vargas gallery" and "vargas ziegfeld girl" - and came up with some good sites with the Flapper pin-ups.
     
  3. Roving_Bohemian

    Roving_Bohemian One of the Regulars

    I've always been partial to Art Frahm's work...
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    but Elvgren had some good ones too...
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    and Vargas was ok...
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    I really like redheads (my wife is even a redhead :p ) and Art Frahm used redheads frequently in his works...
     
  4. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    I picked up a navy scrap book that had a sailors voyage and pic log from 1930 I think-I am at work right now. But in the back it had what we would call erotic pics of girls and guys. Not anything pornographic the pics are very well taken and modeled.

    Mike
     
  5. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge One Too Many

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    On the subject of artists using family members as models, it's actually fairly common and historic. If an artist started using his children as cherubs when they were small, by the time the daughters got to radiant adulthood it would just be something you did. Them most recent famous example is the late Lucien Freud (Sigmund's grandson) who did a number of famous nudes of his daughters and when admonished (by someone in the British press, I believe) replied, "My daughters have nothing to be ashamed of!" It's all in how you grow up, I guess.
     
  6. Lights

    Lights Familiar Face

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    I realize I’m just stating the obvious, but those are some beautiful pictures!
     
  7. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Pinup as Tattoo. (not mine).

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  8. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Bobby socks *and* stockings? Must be cold out.
     
  9. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    This one created by Gil Elvgren for national brands.The original photos
    of the models are now also being collected & matched with their paintings.
    Kate Messinger
     
  10. Phantomfixer

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    are the "stockings" just a shadow from the skirt? anyway very enjoyable thread....
     
  11. Phantomfixer

    Phantomfixer Practically Family

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    To go along with the pin up theme...edited for censors... : )

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  12. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    It's a shame you had to scratch & ruin the image.
    When all you had to do was give her a top ...:D


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  13. Phantomfixer

    Phantomfixer Practically Family

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    LOL ya did good! She looks good!
     
  14. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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  15. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    This thread brings to mind the recent end of the resurgence of Second World War-styled pin up art in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Our onboard anti-submarine helicopter detachment had just such a shoulder patch and nose art on the crew and helo. Due to a recent report on the sexualization of attitudes in the military, all forms of suggestive displays in any forum are verbotten. The patches and nose art had to go.

    Mind you, it was a scantily clad, buxom woman straddling a torpedo, with the saying "Our boys never lose", but still!
     
  16. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  17. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    The most iconic of all WWII pin-ups, Betty Grabel
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    Cheers!

    Dan
     

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