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History Of The Pin-Up - Part 1

Updated on March 15, 2011

Why Pin-Up Art?

Why pin-up art you may ask?

Well the simple answer is that I hanker back to the days when men were men and ladies were ladies, a more innocent time in life. A woman could be unashamedly feminine and she didn't need to flash acres of flesh to captivate the boys!

Pin-up art reflects the beautiful female form in all its glory. Pin-up girls could be coy and sweet or beguiling and seductive. Bubbly blondes, sultry brunettes and alluring titian-haired beauties - they are all represented in pin-up art

To start with I'm posting a classic Gil Elvgren Pin-up who for me embodies then pin-up art genre - feminine, a little bit saucy and the kind of girl you'd like to get to know a bit better!

Elvgren is one of the most well-known and prolific of the pin-up artists with work being assigned to him from the 1930s to 1970s. He was indeed a master of the art producing many classic and iconic pin-up images.


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    • Lilleyth profile image

      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Couldn't agree with you more.

    • LatexLeah profile image

      LatexLeah 9 years ago

      You're onto something. Love the pinup!