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I Just Wanted to Post an Image Thread

Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
CV-BEE
I think it might be Betty Page, but this was well before my time.
That name is familiar, but I was an infant during WWII, so am not sure. I just know that a lot of these types of images were around during the 50s and 60s, and then I would've been old enough to have seen them.
 
D

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That name is familiar, but I was an infant during WWII...
I was not even a gleam in my father's eye yet. My dad didn't talk much about the war or his childhood during it either. I was basing my thoughts on the face and some of the pin up girls I can put a name too, and it looks like she might be a you Bettie Page. As JOdel said though, it may be the artist who was famous. While I do not know any of the famous WWII era Pin Up artists, I know 3 from the 70's and 80's: Boris Vallejo, Hajime Sorayama, and Olivia De Berardinis.
 

Rokket

Dances with Bees
What I like so much about these pinups is that they are very erotic and sensual without being overtly sexual or revealing. A lot of photographers today could learn a lot by studying these paintings.
 

Miss B

Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time
CV-BEE
What I like so much about these pinups is that they are very erotic and sensual without being overtly sexual or revealing.
Yes, I always thought a woman's pose, attitude and expression were what made her sensual, not the lack of clothes too many artists think is the only way to portray a sensuous woman.
 

Hornet3d

Distinguished
Yes, I always thought a woman's pose, attitude and expression were what made her sensual, not the lack of clothes too many artists think is the only way to portray a sensuous woman.

I agree those factors are most important and often far more sensual than nudity but I also think clothes can add to the sensuality and not necessarily by showing lots of skin. Many of the Victorian and thirties styles were very sensual, in my opinion, and they tended not to show more than a glimpse of naked skin.
 

Rokket

Dances with Bees
I think society's beliefs played a lot into that look back then. Nudity was shunned for the most part, and anything showing too much of it was considered pornography and not allowed. Our standards have loosened, or just fallen, in regard to what is considered acceptable. So you see a lot more nudity and a lot less sensuality in today's media.
I want to reproduce a lot of what I saw in that book. I wish I could take it with me. Or find a digital copy on Amazon...
 

Mythocentric

Extraordinary
I think society's beliefs played a lot into that look back then. Nudity was shunned for the most part, and anything showing too much of it was considered pornography and not allowed. Our standards have loosened, or just fallen, in regard to what is considered acceptable. So you see a lot more nudity and a lot less sensuality in today's media.
I want to reproduce a lot of what I saw in that book. I wish I could take it with me. Or find a digital copy on Amazon...
The go-to publisher is Taschen (who produced the book in the image). I've found them a wonderful source for hard-to-find books or books which are not the usual fare in mainstream bookshops although they are stocked by Waterstones if you have one nearby. I'm not sure if they are available digitally but are probably best avoided because of the pitifully small size of the images which certainly do not do justice to the work and effort put in by the artists. In this case, the book itself is important.
 
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